Dear Commons Community,
A mesmerizing new video showcases the sun’s life over three years, stitched together from snapshots taken by a NASA spacecraft in orbit around our nearest star.
The video is made up of photos captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) – two images a day for three years. The eye-catching images offer an unprecedented glimpse of the daily commotion waxing and waning on the surface of the sun.
SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly records an image of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths, according to NASA officials. The images seen in the video are in the extreme ultraviolet range.
The accompanying music is A Lady’s Errand of Love – composed and performed by Martin Lass.