Watch the sun smolder in a colorful, mesmerizing time-lapse video

What’s the sun been doing for the past five years? Let NASA show you.

In honor of the fifth anniversary of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO),check out this video that stitches together one frame of the sun captured every eight hours since 2010. Each color in the video represents a different wavelength through which the SDO observes the sun. Watch the center of our solar system in all its rotating, color-changing glory in the video below.