(CNN) — Let the oohs and ahs begin.
NASA released images of a solar flare captured by their Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.
This one was released last Wednesday.
According to NASA, harmful radiation from a flare can’t physically affect us — but when intense enough they can disrupt communications, including GPS technology.
NASA says this was a mid-level M Class flare.
Solar flares are classified as A, B, C, M or X according to the peak flux in watts per square meter.