An M9.9 class solar flare was released at 1:52pm EST on Jan. 1, 2014.
Sun Welcomes 2014 with Mid-level Solar Flare

Several wavelengths of light are combined in this New Year's Day solar flare image, categorized as an M9.9 and peaking at 1:52 p.m. EST on Jan. 1, 2014. Each wavelength represents material at a different temperatures, helping scientists understand how it is moved and heated through these events.Image Credit:NASA/SDO

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