You guys, the sun is really big. Case in point: Swedish astrophotographer G\u00f6ran Strand was just casually staring down the sun (through his portable solar telescope, of course) when he noticed something going on:\n\n \n\nToday I found a really big Eiffel tower on the Sun, about 7 earth diameters high. #Sun #solarpower #EiffelTower pic.twitter.com\/Shh0Jtu5S3\n\u2014 G\u00f6ran Strand (@Astrofotografen) August 17, 2015 \n\nYeah. That Eiffel Tower-looking prominence (so, it's not technically a flare...) is the equivalent of seven Planet Earths stacked on top of each other. Puts things in perspective, right? Check out this image for a handy scale example of just how small we are compared to a relatively small event on our trusty, life-giving star. And don't miss out on Strand's other work (Twitter, Instagram, website)\u2014he puts out loads of incredible space and sky stuff all the time. \n\n\nBrett Williams is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. He's just found a favorite new Instagram account to follow.\n\nWant more of the Culture you actually care about delivered straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up for our daily email.