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Wow!
 
How big (in size) was the April 16, 2012 solar flare? Here is an image illustrating the size of the flare with Earth (on the upper right).

A few things I need to tell you:

- this flare was not Earth directed!
- this illustration does not represent the scale distance from the Sun to Earth
- it does, however, show how large the flare was compared to our planet.

Here is a video of the actual flare: http://youtu.be/Dv3YTb-Pexc

Credit: NASA SDO / Lights in the Dark
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