Mind blowing 10 year time-lapse of the Sun captured by Nasa in 4K

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2020-06-26 12:17:51

"The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument alone captures images every 12 seconds at 10 different wavelengths of light.

"This 10-year time lapse showcases photos taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the Sun’s outermost atmospheric layer – the corona.

"The video shows the rise and fall in activity that occurs as part of the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle and notable events, like transiting planets and eruptions."

The space agency explained: "While SDO has kept an unblinking eye pointed toward the Sun, there have been a few moments it missed.

"The dark frames in the video are caused by Earth or the Moon eclipsing SDO as they pass between the spacecraft and the Sun.

"A longer blackout in 2016 was caused by a temporary issue with the AIA instrument that was successfully resolved after a week."

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