The sheer scale of the solar system is sometimes hard to visualise, but astronomy enthusiasts are getting better at producing animations that drive it home.
Observing Space, a site dedicated to all things astronomical has just posted an awesome Vine of a solar flare erupting from the sun.
Meanwhile the Earth can only just be seen as a tiny dot in the blackness of the galaxy.
Here it is.
For more cool space stuff check out Observing Space.
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