Prophecy Sign: Signs in the Sun, Moon and Stars
Something will happen to the Sun during the coming Tribulation period. It's intensity will be allowed to increase to the point where people will be seared and scorched.
The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him. Revelation 16:8-9 NIV
Could the SUN wipe out humanity? Superflares erupting from the star could destroy our atmosphere, astronomers warn
Earth is often struck by solar eruptions, but they tend to have little impact other than beautiful auroras seen around the planet's poles. But if these bursts of energetic particles were to become powerful enough, they could devastate our planet, wipe out electricity and even destroy the atmosphere. That's the warning from a group of astronomers that recently discovered our sun is capable of producing the kind of 'superflares' seen on other stars. Although the researchers said the chances of it happening is low, they added it's 'not impossible', and one described the findings as 'frightening.' Solar flares occur when large magnetic fields on the surface of the sun collapse. When that happens, huge amounts of magnetic energy are released.