gardenia: The Sun, photographed by Solar Dynamics Observatory, August 2014.
12 frames, each a composite of 3 images in ultraviolet wavelengths: 9.4, 17.1 and 211 nm for the blue, green, and red channels, respectively - note this is a different set of wavelengths to this image of the Sun.
Sequence covers about 12 hours across the 4th and 5th August.
Image credit: NASA/SDO, AIA/EVE/HMI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.