This Time Lapse of the Sun is Just Jaw Dropping

By Casey Chan on at

Michael König's Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it's alive, in an omnipotent God-like burning orb sort of way.

Konig also lists each clip he includes in the video:

1. Long shots of solar activity | October 2013

2. Boiling solar prominence | February 2013

3. Close up active regions | October 2013

4. Launching filament | November 2011

5. Twisting prominence | September 2012

6. Close up solar activity | October 2014

7. Solar prominence | July 2013

8. Lunar transit | January 2014

9. Solar prominence dance | December 2012

10. Solar activity | October 2013

11. Plasma eruption | September 2012

12. Coronal rain | July 2012

13. Close up active regions | October 2013

14. Trebuchet eruption | February 2011

15. Solar prominence | October 2013

16. Venus transit | June 2012

17. Extreme solar eruption | June 2011

18. Filament eruption & 'canyon of fire' | September 2013

19. Erupting solar filament | March 2015

20. Comet 'lovejoy' passes sun | December 2011

21. Earth eclipse and dark prominence | September 2012


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