A decade of the sun's life. Every second is one day in this video.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has been monitoring the Sun non-stop for over a decade. It has grabbed 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun in the past 10 years as it orbits in space around the Earth.

According to NASA, the SDO captures an image of the Sun every .75 seconds.

Some highlights:

12:24 June 5, 2012-- The transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. Won’t happen again until 2117.

13:50 Aug. 31, 2012-- The most iconic eruption of this solar cycle bursts from the lower left of the Sun.

26:39 Oct. 8, 2014-- Active regions on the Sun resemble a jack o’ lantern just in time for Halloween.


Credit: NASA Goddard via YouTube

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