02/12/2014 01:37 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2014

Haunting NASA Video Shows Just How Beautiful Our Sun Really Is

In the frigid month of February, it's easy to forget about that huge ball of fire at the center of Earth's orbit.

But a trippy new NASA video shows the sun in all its superheated glory -- from stupendous sun spots and solar flares to vast swirling eruptions that reveal just how violent solar physics can be. Just check it out above.

The video contains footage from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which has been keeping a 24-hour watch on the sun since Feb. 11, 2010. It's backed by a Moby Gratis track that only amplifies the effect.


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