Solar eruption caught on camera

Footage of an eruption on the sun's surface has been released by the US space agency, Nasa.

The kind of eruption shown in this clip is called a 'coronal mass ejection', where a giant cloud of particles from the sun is thrown into space.

The eruption was filmed for 4 hours earlier this month before being sped up in the video.

Solar flares like this aren't a risk for people on Earth.