Although the sun is the center of our solar system, we do not know much about it. So whenever there is an opportunity to see it up close, it is quite interesting.
This latest opportunity has been provided to us by astronomical photographer Andrew McCarthy. He turned his telescope toward the sun for five hours and made a great close-up video of the sun.
McCarthy shared this beautiful video on his Instagram handle.
The video shows the outermost layer of the sun up close, with extremely hot flames emanating from the sun.
At one point, McCarthy increased the speed of video from 1,800 times to 3,600 times so that viewers could see how fast these flames of energy move.
This is not the first time McCarthy has captured the sun in the eye of the camera. He has taken several pictures of the sun with his telescope several times before.
After which he combined 1.5 million images to create a 300 megapixel image of the sun.