Awesome Timelapse Video Shows An Entire Year In The Life Of The Sun

Posted: Feb 19 2016, 9:25am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Awesome Timelapse Video Shows an Entire Year in the Life of the Sun
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The video shows stunning solar explosions and huge loops of plasma bursting from the Sun.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured several images at multiple wavelengths from January 2015 to January 2016 and combined them into a dramatic high-definition time-lapse video, demonstrating an entire year’s explosive activity on the surface of the Sun.

The video provides an incredible view of the turbulent atmosphere of the Sun and enables us to watch ebb and flows of the Sun’s corona. The brightest and most active areas are clearly visible in the video and can be easily differentiated with less active regions.

Solar Dynamics Observatory is observing Sun since 2010 and it takes 1 image every 12 seconds each day. SDO is aiming to learn more about Sun’s complex atmosphere and also to look at explosive changes that Sun goes through every year.

This high definition video will help scientists to predict solar weather, which can disrupt our satellite communications on Earth.

“We want to know where that space weather comes from,” said SDO scientist Dean Pesnell. “And the only way to do that is to know what is happening with the Sun’s Magnetic field.”

The images which have been used for creating video are taken at an extremely ultraviolet range that is not visible to the naked eye.

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