Last month, the biggest sunspot in 22 years traversed across the sun. Labelled AR 2192, it was big enough to see without the need for a telescope. This awesome timelapse animation can show you what you missed.
Created by processing 72GB of data from NASA’s solar dynamics lab, the video is a composite of more than 17,000 images, rendered in 4K and set to the “sun’s heartbeat”. It definitely gives an incredible sense of the size and fluidity of the sun.