As caught on NASA’s Camera.

A spectacular solar flare erupted from the Sun’s northeastern limb yesterday, sending an beautiful arcing jet of super-heated plasma blasting off into space.

The explosion, captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory at about 5.45pm yesterday evening, was one of the most beautiful seen in years.

It measured at just a moderate M1 on the scale of sun storms, which placed it in the middle of the scale scientists use to measure flare strength.