Time Lapse of the Sun

This time lapse shows the sun up close and personal…

On the 21st of February 2015, NASA celebrated their Solar Dynamics Observatory’s 5th year in space by releasing this amazing time lapse of the sun.  The video showcases the most exciting moments the Observatory captured of the sun during the last five years.

Without going too much into the science of it, the SDO captured more than one image of every second of every day for the last 5 years, allowing for captivating footage of detailed sun waves and explosions.

Apart from tickling our geeky side this time lapse is well simply beautiful showing some never before seen footage artistically sequenced together and accompanied by a fitting instrumental track.  Whether this time lapse gives the average Joe a better understanding of the Universe and all its wonders or whether it just boggles your mind a little bit further it sure is easy on the eye and a joy to watch…