Updated: Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012, 8:04 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012, 8:03 AM EDT
(CNN/NASA) - Some intergalactic fireworks for your 4th of July enjoyment.
These amazing images from the sun's surface show a solar flare so powerful it disrupted radio communications over Europe.
It also sent electrically-charged particles shooting into space that just might sweep past Earth's magnetic field in time to spark some auroral fireworks.
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