393 days in the life of the sun

393 Days in the Life of the Sun
393 Days in the Life of the Sun

NASA has produced a stunning video montage of 393 days' activity of the sun taken by its Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO).

The time-lapse sequence was shot in ultra-high definition in the extreme ultraviolet spectrum. From January 1, 2015 to January 28, 2016 the SDO snapped a photograph of the Sun once every 12 seconds.

Launched on February 11, 2010, SDO keeps a 24-hour eye on the sun, orbiting Earth at 6,876 mph, while Earth orbits the sun at 67,062 mph. Scientists study these images to better understand the complex electromagnetic system causing the constant movement on the sun, which can ultimately have an effect closer to Earth.

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