Thirty minutes in the life of a huge sunspot. The short lived granules of the solar photosphere come and go in constant movement beneath the massive active region.
Jason Major has a great story on this at Universe Today.
Featuring the sun, venus and earth!
In this herky jerky little animation, a towering prominence 100,000 miles high collapses into the solar chromosphere. Elapsed time… 30 minutes! More on this eruptive prominence here.