The movie I want to find is about pieces of the sun that come down to Earth and they sense heat, like the pieces see thermally, and if a human touches them they get instantly incinerated. It’s been a while, like 8 years, since I’ve seen it. I just want to re-watch it.

  • We've had this one before, I think. Let me check.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jul 26, 2018 at 1:16
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    Dang it... I even wrote an answer, although the Querent rejected it.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jul 26, 2018 at 1:35
  • I want to say it was actually a TV episode. Also, originally a short story involving glad balls on a beach after a lightning strike that are actually seeking each other and killing more incidentally.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jul 26, 2018 at 1:45
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    FuzzyBoots: That was Dune Roller by Julian May; it became an episode of "Tales of Tomorrow" But I don't know if the asker is thinking of that. This was in black and white, rather old television.
    – nebogipfel
    Jul 27, 2018 at 14:20
  • FuzzyBoots: I don’t actually know if its a movie or tv show but I remember a scene whear a police officer or like someone in an outfit of a police officer is at a party and when he sees it the music stops and he goes to touch it with his night stick ( i think thats what its called) and when he comes in contact withit he instantly turns into dust
    – Ryan
    Jul 30, 2018 at 13:28

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I’m pretty certain you’re thinking of The Darkest Hour.

Not pieces of the sun but some kind of alien race invading earth.

Young entrepreneurs Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) meet stranded travelers Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor) at a hot Moscow nightclub. Their whole world changes in an instant when an alien attack devastates the city and everything goes dark. Joined by a Swedish businessman (Joel Kinnaman), the youths emerge from hiding days later and must somehow fight back against a nearly invisible enemy that could find and disintegrate them at any moment.
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Cover of the film

In the trailer, you can see the cop touching the light with the nightstick and turning to dust, as OP said (it’s like 40 seconds in):


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