This Time Lapse Video Shows Sun Over A Period Of 365 Days

Posted: Feb 18 2016, 5:09am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


This Time Lapse Video shows Sun over a Period of 365 Days
  • Time Lapse Video shows Sun over a Period of 365 Days

A time lapse video shows the sun over a period of 365 days. It basically presents a view of the sun every 12 seconds for a time span that extends over the whole of 2015.

NASA has showcased a time lapse video that presents the sun before us throughout a year’s time span. Every 12 seconds a view of the sun was taken and so on and so forth. The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite captured the solar scenario. As for the SDO, it was launched five years ago in its orbital path around the earth. This satellite is supposed to take pics of the sun except for when the earth passes directly in between the two. 

The sun’s variegated surface could be clearly studied via this video. Also solar weather which can cause extensive damage to telecommunication satellites is observed and noted down. The origin of solar weather is also looked into.

The sun’s magnetism is an important subject of intense study for the scientists and experts. A single year’s worth of time lapse images of the sun are a precious treasure-house. These images were caught on camera from 2015 to 2016. 

For those with a high speed broadband Internet facility, the sun’s changes can be observed online in high definition. The video shows how plasma filaments jump on the sun’s surface.

Also the exploding of these in the form of coronal mass ejection (CME) is worth a gander. Looking at the sun at wavelengths of 171 angstroms allows a more in-depth view of the rise and fall of the corona.

Matter aligns in strange ways along the magnetic lines that run around the sun’s surface. Several hot spots of high energy and temperature tend to erupt with fury. With these radioactive explosions there are variations in the lines of magnetism too.   

Loops and leaping tendrils may be observed among some of the more prominent features on the sun’s surface. The phenomenon of CME occurs when the magnetic loops acquire a high temperature and explode on their own.

The SDO satellite has completed six years in space so far. It was supposed to last five years only, but has still managing to pull through.

The sun has its mysteries which will be explored in further depth with the passage of time. Such things as sunspots are another enigma that remains unexplained even by science. 

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