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The hottest New Year’s Eve show in the solar system [video]


Though plenty say that celebrating on New Year’s Eve is only for amateurs, the Sun begs to differ in a big way.

With 2013 expected to mark the peak of Sun Cycle 24, our favorite star greeted the new year with a four-hour flare show, dubbed a “New Year’s Eve Ballet” by the staff of the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Check it out and feel free to finish off that flat champagne (provided you’re not at work).

Full story at Space.com.

Even hotter than Times Square.

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