UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:22pm
THE FIERY HOT SUN — Some intergalactic fireworks took place today for your 4th of July enjoyment.
Take a look at the video above!
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.