September 2018 saw a lot of solar activity in the form of flares- 31, according to Nasa.
There were 27- M class and four X-class flares as well as a number of coronal mass ejections (CME) between 6 and 10 September.
The space agency has released select pictures of the events from various space- based missions.
Solar flares are bursts of radiation categorised from A, the smallest which then gradually gets more and more intense with B, C, and M classes.
All the activity recorded in September originated from one active region that is growing fast and is an area of magnetic fields that are both intense and complex.
There are several missions and instruments pointed at the sun, studying and reading it with a goal to better understand "space weather".