One-year timelapse video of the sun shows its dancing corona

February 13, 2016 4:50 PM

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One-year timelapse video of the sun shows its dancing corona

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has been observing the sun for six years now.

Extreme ultraviolet is commonly used in solar imaging. Photos taken in that wavelength shows parts of the corona -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun -- burning at around 1,079,540 degrees F. As Paris Hilton used to say: that's hot. Besides the undulating plasma, you might also notice that t...

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