Spectacular August Solar Flare - Wide View From NASA | Video

An intense M5.6-class solar flare erupted on August 24th, 2014 and NASA's SDO and STEREO spacecraft were on hand to observe it. This composite of imagery from the solar observatories shows ejected solar material blasting away from the surface while some is pulled back. (looped several times)

credit : NASA / SDO / STEREO