Watch this airplane photobomb the Sun

Amateur solar astronomer Andrew Devey has been making daily records of solar activity since 2005. His website, The Solar Explorer, could well be the most extensive roundup of jaw-dropping solar GIFS on Earth. Featured here is one of our favorites from his browser-crashing collection. "I was filming a large active region," Devey writes, "when a plane shot through my field of view."

So awesome.

With the Sun nearing the pinnacle of its 11-year cycle of solar activity later this year, we expect Devey will be updating his stockpile with increasing regularity in the weeks and months ahead.


Watch this airplane photobomb the Sun

[The Solar Explorer via Christopher Jobson]