Sol is a realtime interactive simulation of our Sun.
It was created with the Cinder C++ coding framework. There were two sources of inspiration for this project: the sun observation room in the movie Sunshine, and the recent 30 minute 4k video of the sun shot by the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
This solar simulation is a combination of fluid effects, dynamic particle-based sunspots, and custom 3D flare events. There is even an occasional transit by the planet Mercury.