Watch | NASA releases epic 10-Year time-lapse video of the Sun

June 27, 2020: NASA has released a stunning 10-year time-lapse video of the Sun, condensing a decade of activity into one hour

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The time lapse video of the Sun.

June 27, 2020: NASA has released a stunning 10-year time-lapse video of the Sun, condensing a decade of activity into one hour. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. While orbiting around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, NASA said in a statement while releasing the time-lapse footage.

The time-lapse footage shows the rise and fall in activity that occurs as part of the Sun's 11-year solar cycle and has helped scientists to understand more about the workings of our closest star and how it influences the solar system. According to NASA, the Sun's magnetic field goes through a cycle, called the solar cycle. Every 11 years or so, the Sun's magnetic field completely flips and its north and south poles switch places.

NASA has shared a video titled "A Decade of Sun" and wrote that  the movie condenses a decade of  the Sun by compiling one photo every hour. The video has collected over 6-lakh views on YouTube since  being released on Wednesday.

The organization also explained that the dark frames in the video were caused by Earth or the Moon eclipsing SDO as they pass between the spacecraft and the Sun. An instrument failure in 2016 resulted in a longer blackout. 

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