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A decade in an hour: Watch NASA’s beautiful photo voltaic time-lapse

A decade in an hour: Watch NASA’s stunning solar time-lapse


NASA has celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its Photo voltaic Dynamics Observatory (SDO) by releasing a surprising time-lapse video exhibiting the evolution of the Solar’s ambiance over that interval.

The video compresses a decade of photographs into 61 minutes, with particular person frames standing an hour other than one another. Some memorable occasions will be noticed within the movie, such because the transit of the planet Venus, which occurred on June 5, 2012.

The SDO mission has collected some 20 million gigabytes of information since its launch in February 2010. The spacecraft is circling Earth in a geosynchronous orbit and continually displays our star with three devices. NASA hopes the mission will final for at the very least one other decade.

The photographs used for the time-lapse video had been made by the Atmospheric Imaging Meeting – a multichannel imaging machine used for full-disc observations. They had been shot in an excessive ultraviolet vary of the spectrum nicely suited to learning the corona, the outermost layer of photo voltaic ambiance.

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