A 4K timelapse of the Sun

Constructed from more than 17,000 images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, this 7-minute video covers two weeks in October:

Creator James Tyrwhitt-Drake writes,

The surface of the sun from October 14th to 30th, 2014, showing sunspot AR 2192, the largest sunspot of the last two solar cycles (22 years). During this time sunspot AR 2191 produced six X-class and four M-class solar flares. The animation shows the sun in the ultraviolet 304 ångström wavelength, and plays at a rate of 52.5 minutes per second. It is composed of more than 17,000 images, 72 GB of data produced by the solar dynamics observatory + HelioViewer. This animation has be rendered in 4K, and resized to the Youtube maximum resolution of 3840×2160. The animation has been rotated 180 degrees so that south is “up”. The audio is the ‘heartbeat’ of the sun, processed from SOHO HMI data by Alexander G. Kosovichev.

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One thought on “A 4K timelapse of the Sun

  1. Ok, many chemists are of the opinion that molecules and atoms must fit into a logical form. I have always maintained the argument that life and time are abstract and in the end there is no set theory but a totally abstract world. Here is a argument in favor of that theory, or lack of one. Watch the movie over and over. There is no pattern to the chaos.

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