By Brian Ang WATCH RELATED VIDEO Submit Solar Eruption Rises Above Sun. IN SPACE - DECEMBER 31: In this handout from NASA, a solar eruption rises above the surface of the sun December 31, 2012 in space. According to NASA the relatively minor eruption extended 160,000 miles out from the Sun and was about 20 times the diameter of Earth. (Photo by NASA/SDO via Getty Images) Advertisement © 2017 HNGN, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Advertisement 0 COMMENTS CLOSE COMMENT Get HNGN's Top Stories Newsletter Everyweek You have already subscribed. Thank you.