SDO takes a picture of the Sun every 0.75 seconds using a variety of equipment. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) device alone collects photos at ten distinct wavelengths of light every 12 seconds. The photographs in this 10-year time-lapse were shot at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers, which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that depicts the Sun's outermost atmosphere layer — the corona.
The film condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes by compiling one snapshot every hour. The animation depicts the rise and fall of activity as part of the Sun's 11-year solar cycle, as well as important occurrences such as transiting planets and eruptions.
You can watch this amazing video below: