MIKE MOSS SAYS: Jeff, The movies Elizabeth was talking about were featured on a NASA news web page, and were close ups of the sun taken from a Japanese solar research satellite called Hinode. You can find the story, and two fascinating movie clips (one in black and white and the other in color) at this address:
Here are some other good links for keeping a close eye on the sun, with lots of interesting images and time lapse animations:
Just as an example from the SOHO site, this is a movie that really gives you a different perspective on how varied and active the sun's surface and immediate surroundings can be...
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