Del wrote:NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has compiled 3 years of images of the sun into one 3-minute-long video.
Puts my image in it's place, but then I don't have my own spacecraft to play with.
The three-year vid is a bit frantic for my taste. The SDO site has a browser which lets you view or download videos
from their data. Just pick a couple dates and a scope (I usually choose red for aesthetic reasons) and away you go. Picking a week or so works best - you can see features move all the way across the disc slowly and evolve. (No matter what range of dates you pick, the movie is limited to about 30 seconds, so a week gives you a nice steady rotation of the sun.)