Windiness forced NASA to scrub the launch yesterday of a new satellite designed to provide real-time monitoring of, well, the solar wind. And from the looks of things, the Sun is not happy about it.
The image above was acquired at 10:30 a.m. EST today by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. I see two bright spots that look like eyes — one of which actually unleashed a solar flare yesterday. (You can see it in an animation of images from SDO covering the past 48 hours — scroll down for it.)