The video named "A Decade of the Sun" has captured all the images of the Sun every 0.75 seconds and compressed a decade of Sun into 61 minutes. While orbiting around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, NASA said in a statement on the release of the time-lapse footage.
However, the moments when either the Earth or some other solar system body came between the Sun and the SDO image capturing device, the images could not be clicked and those moments are represented in the video by the dark frames in the video, NASA said.
SDO has documented stunning solar effects on the Sun's outer surface, including giant waves, coronal holes and magnetic explosions, as shown in the video.
Now a scintillating new time-lapse video of one decade in the life of the Sun in sixty minutes was just released by NASA and it's a mesmerizing display of the star's mercurial stirrings and enormous elemental power.
In the shared film by NASA, the time-lapse of the Sun showed the movement of the Sun while experiencing changes in the solar movement.
You can see throughout the time-lapse the rise and fall in activity that occurs during an 11-year solar cycle.
Eagle-eyed viewers might also catch transiting planets and solar eruptions.
Venus makes a swift fly-by at around the 12:20 mark in June 2012, while the Moon blocks off SDO's view briefly at around 53:30 in March past year.
A longer blackout in 2016 was also caused by a temporary issue with the probe's AIA instrument. The SDO collected over 435 million images of the Sun also in the same period from different angles. This hypnotic composite video celebrates the tenth anniversary of the SDO probe and all its myriad achivements in understanding the solar variations that affect and transform life on Earth. They had been shot in an excessive ultraviolet vary of the spectrum nicely suited to learning the corona, the outermost layer of photo voltaic ambiance.
During this cycle, the Sun swings between so-called solar minimums and solar maximums that see more or fewer sunspots and solar flares.