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April 25, 2013


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…

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…

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.