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April 25, 2013

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This isn’t a “real” picture of the Sun – it’s a composite of 25 Sunspot images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory.  The composite is courtesy of NASA, and they’ve put together a time-lapse movie of the Sun during the three years that SDO has been flying…

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/24/178772609/stunning-video-3-years-of-the-sun-in-3-minutes?

Great movie, and great music with it.  Notice how the Sunspots start off slow and then accelerate as the current Sunspot Cycle advances.

Here’s another movie, a close-up of one of those Flairs…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFT7ATLQQx8

Coincidentally, that was the day that Eris turned Retrograde.  About a minute in they show you how big our Home digs are in comparison.  Can’t recommend the music in this one.