The sun is waking up, and the world's largest solar telescope is watching

Great article!

The quote, "That's like if you walked away from a fireplace and it got 100 times hotter," is an effective use of hyperbole to emphasize the odd mystery. But heat from a fire is what a we feel, but the heat flux in the corona is very, very weak, so it would, oddly enough, a place to cool-off from being nearer the Sun.