A solar flare [everything2.com] is a spontaneous release of energy on the Sun's surface. The Sun's surface contains large magnetic loops. These loops, solar prominences, occasionally collide and short-circuit each other. This is what causes solar flares. These flares release vast amounts of high-energy particles and gases and are incredibly hot (they range from 3.6 million to 24 million °F). Solar flares do not last for a very long time, they tend to be only a few minutes long.
These ray petals of a sunflower in my allotment reminded me of solar flares when I observed them in the setting sun last week. The same light waves that emit from the sun enable the plants to grow and through their petals reach back towards the sun again Here is beautiful video of solar flares
Mahmud Shabistari (1250? - 1340)
What are “I” and “You”?
In the niches of a lamp
Through which the One Light radiates.
“I” and “You” are the veil
Between heaven and earth;
Lift this veil and you will see
How all sects and religions are one.
Lift this veil and you will ask –
When “I” and “You” do not exist
What is mosque?
What is synagogue?
What is fire temple?