Actually, it’s a sunspot group, and the active region it is tied too let loose an aurora-causing eruption of hot plasma
I guess I just can’t get enough of time-lapse animations.
A couple of days ago, I was mesmerized by an animation of satellite images showing not just smoke billowing from a California wildfire but also the blaze itself. And yesterday, I was smitten by an animation showing the tiny Martian moon Phobos zinging around the Red Planet.
SEE ALSO: This is just really cool –