Although the Sun can cause us some occasional skin cancer and it can become our worst enemy if we get too close, it can still be considered our best friend. Life wouldn’t be possible without the sunlight, and we should consider ourselves so lucky for being located at exactly the right distance from our star.
NASA captured amazing footage of the solar activity for a 10-year period, and the CNET Highlights channel that published the video, states:
Check out this one hour time lapse imagery of the sun recorded over the course of 10 years by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO. Each second represents a day, and it takes over an hour to travel across time from June 2, 2010 to June 1, 2020.
And you are free to check out the video below:
NASA recently offered extra info about its SDO:
From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years,
The sun represents about 99.86% of the total mass from the Solar System. The diameter of our star is about 1.39 million kilometers, which means 109 times that of Earth. Furthermore, the mass of the Sun is about 330,000 times that of Earth.
The Sun is classified as a G-type main-sequence star (G2V). Our star is also sometimes referred to as a yellow dwarf. The star formed around 4.6 billion years ago. The formation was obtained by the classical way of the gravitational collapse of matter from a region of a large molecular cloud.
The Sun is located at around 150 million kilometers from us, and it has eight planets revolving around it along with their own moons (aka natural satellites). Jupiter is the biggest planet, and it also attracts most of the space debris and asteroids that could pose a threat to life on Earth.