Watch an X-Class Solar Flare Ignite the Skies Over IcelandRobbie Gonzalez4/04/14 2:04amFiled to: this is awesometime-lapsescienceaurora borealiseye of the stormvideoHenry Jun Wah Lee2212EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOn February 25th, the Sun let loose an X4.9-class solar flare. It was our parent star's most violent outburst of the year. When the debris from the ensuing coronal mass ejection collided with Earth's atmosphere, it produced one of the most colorful auroral displays in recent memory. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.