(NBC/EBU) — NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory released a video of a series of solar flares and eruptions.
The observatory records the sun 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
It focuses on the sun’s corona and chronicles massive solar explosions and giant sunspot shows.
The images are recorded in 10 different wavelengths that highlight a different temperature of solar material.
Different temperatures can then show specific structures on the sun, such as solar flares — which are giant explosions of light and X-rays or coronal loops.
The video also shows what are called prominence eruptions, when masses of solar material leap from the sun.