I shot this picture of the sun in Peoria Arizona at 8:09am on 3/20/2017. I then processed the photo to try and bring out some details. The picture on the top is the original and the one on the bottom is processed. I used PaintShop pro x7 to process. I increased the shadows and decreased the highlight. Is that a solar flare? I don't know.
I asked this question on the Clody Nights forum and these are the answers I received. > https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/570704-sun-and/