If you have a spare hour today, you have to watch this video. The time-lapse assembles images taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, per NASA’s announcement, which is “an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the sun’s outermost atmospheric layer — the corona.” The movie compiles a photo every hour, with dark slides “caused by the Earth or the moon eclipsing SDO as they pass between the spacecraft and the sun.”
This is so awesome and scary to watch all at once. We are nothing compared to this universe and videos like this put it into perspective. One day, the sun will explode and we’ll all just become dust. Live everyday like it’s your last!