As Summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, we can look forward to enjoying more of the sun’s warmth and light. It is this light that allows to record pictures. This video from NASA distils 3 year’s of sun watching by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) into 3 minutes, at a pace of two images per day.
00:30 Partial eclipse by the moon
00:31 Roll maneuver
01:11 August 9, 2011 X6.9 Flare, currently the largest of this solar cycle
01:28 Comet Lovejoy, December 15, 2011
01:42 Roll Maneuver
01:51 Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012
02:28 Partial eclipse by the moon