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Three Years of Images of the Sun

Video Description

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year cycle. This video shows those three years of the sun at a pace of two images per day.

These noteworthy events appear at the following times in the video:

  • 00:30;24 Partial eclipse by the moon
  • 00:31;16 Roll maneuver
  • 01:11;02 August 9, 2011 X6.9 Flare, currently the largest of this solar cycle
  • 01:28;07 Comet Lovejoy, December 15, 2011
  • 01:42;29 Roll Maneuver
  • 01:51;07 Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012
  • 02:28;13 Partial eclipse by the moon

Video from NASA.