Amazing time lapse video showing 10 years of the sun’s history in 6 minutes

What do 10 years mean for our 4.6 billion years? Sun? Probably as much as the last millionth of a second meant to you. Still, every decade our old sun burns is a decade of turbulent, sometimes violent change, a fact that becomes wonderfully evident in a new time-lapse video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

In the awesome video, titled “A decade of sunshine“Astronomers compiled 425 million high-definition images of the sun, taken once every 0.75 seconds between June 2, 2010 and June 1, 2020. Each second of the video represents a day in the life of the sun , and the entire decade goes by in about 60 minutes (though you can see our featured 6-minute reel above).