NASA releases a 10-year time lapse video of the Sun

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

28th Jun, 2020. 07:01 pm

NASA has released a 10-year time-lapse video of the Sun.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years.

The video shows the rise and fall activity that takes place on the Sun as part of its 11-year solar cycle.

This video will be helpful for scientists to understand Earth’s closest star and how it functions and affects the solar system.

According to NASA, the Sun’s magnetic field passes through a solar cycle in which the magnetic field changes entirely and its north and south poles swap positions in about 11 years or so.

NASA wrote,

“Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes.”

NASA had also released a time-lapse of Mercury in 2016.

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