Contrary to Timon's belief, the sun is not in fact a bunch of "Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing."
The sun, like Pumbaa brilliantly suggested, is a giant burning ball of gas.
Well, not just any burning ball of gas, a giant burning ball of gas full of nuclear energy that helped create the world we know and love.
With the help of the Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO for short, NASA is able to keep an eye on our beloved burning star 24/7.
The SDO doesn't just view the sun like our normal eyes would though.
Well, mainly because we'd go blind, but also because the SDO monitors the sun in "ten different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material," as they explain in their YouTube description.
The results are absolutely astonishing.
However, it was no easy task to compile this 30-minute video.
In order to do so, a team had to painstakingly spend a total of 300 hours editing the footage. Each minute took 10 hours create.
Well, we're lucky they did because we have never seen the star above our heads in such great detail before.
So turn off the lights, get comfortable and let your mind be blown.