Staring at the Sun is Recommended When Watching This Video
Sometimes it is too easy to forget the unbelievably awesome stuff that NASA does-- then they go ahead and share a video like this and you go "oh yeah".
This video, recorded in Ultra-HD, captures the wild nuclear beauty that is the surface of the sun in truly stunning detail. Here is the description from the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.
It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy. In the ubiquity of solar output, Earth swims in an endless tide of particles. Every time half of the Earth faces the Sun, we experience the brightness of daytime, the Sun’s energy and light driving weather, biology and more. But in space, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) keeps an eye on our nearest star 24/7. SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. In this video we experience images of the Sun in unprecedented detail captured by SDO. Presented in ultra-high definition video (4K) the video presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.
Soooo, it's really amazing footage and you should watch it.