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Title: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: JJA on June 26, 2020, 05:08:26 AM
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/watch-a-10-year-time-lapse-of-sun-from-nasa-s-sdo

I wish they would have filled in the missing frames, the blinking is a bit distracting but I guess they were worried they would get accused of doctoring the video.   ::)

But it's an amazing video.  Fascinating to watch the sun hit it's solar maximum with all the activity and then quiet back down.  I'm looking forward to the next cycle so I can get more sunspot pictures, hopefully with upgraded equipment by then.

Crazy to watch those flares spring up. 

You can even download HD videos of it.
Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet II on June 26, 2020, 06:28:53 AM

Cool!....Well, hot.
Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: boydster on September 08, 2020, 05:10:40 PM
I realize I am necroing a post here, but I just stumbled across this and wanted to say thanks for sharing and WOW. Amazing to see the sun in that kind of detail as it goes through it's cycle of activity. I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but some of the intense activity between the 13 and 15 minute marks were enough to get my 7 year old to stop what she was doing and start watching right along with me... and more importantly, start asking questions about how it works and why it looks the way it does.

Anyway. All of that to say, great link and this was a fun thing to spend some time watching.
Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: Stash on September 08, 2020, 06:22:19 PM
I realize I am necroing a post here, but I just stumbled across this and wanted to say thanks for sharing and WOW. Amazing to see the sun in that kind of detail as it goes through it's cycle of activity. I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but some of the intense activity between the 13 and 15 minute marks were enough to get my 7 year old to stop what she was doing and start watching right along with me... and more importantly, start asking questions about how it works and why it looks the way it does.

Anyway. All of that to say, great link and this was a fun thing to spend some time watching.

I agree, absolutely mesmerizing. No matter what anyone thinks about how big or how far away it is, Sol is a magnificent beast of inspiration and wonderment. Super cool to see it from a kid's perspective. And super cool just to see it as is.
Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: Shifter on September 08, 2020, 07:15:07 PM
6 minutes huh? I feel like I've been stuck here for an hour

Here is the highlights

Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: Jura-Glenlivet II on September 09, 2020, 12:39:43 AM

Thank you.
Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: Pezevenk on September 09, 2020, 04:47:59 AM
There was an app you could download (I don't remember what it was called exactly, I think Helioviewer or something similar) which let you make your own time lapses and put whatever filter you want from whatever observatory at whichever time, also to zoom in etc. It was very interesting.
Title: Re: 10 years of the sun's history in 6 minutes - 2010 to 2020
Post by: JJA on September 09, 2020, 04:56:39 AM
I realize I am necroing a post here, but I just stumbled across this and wanted to say thanks for sharing and WOW. Amazing to see the sun in that kind of detail as it goes through it's cycle of activity. I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but some of the intense activity between the 13 and 15 minute marks were enough to get my 7 year old to stop what she was doing and start watching right along with me... and more importantly, start asking questions about how it works and why it looks the way it does.

Anyway. All of that to say, great link and this was a fun thing to spend some time watching.

The activity was during the solar maximum that comes about every 11 years. That was a fun time to take photos, I've got a lot of good sunspot pictures from back then. Can't wait for the next one.