Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 12:17PM
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Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 12:17PM
Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun
A new time lapse from filmmaker and artist Michael König shows our planetary system's central star in all its glory. The video, which uses images taken by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, depicts a cornucopia of solar phenomena, including spicules, filaments, plasma eruptions, eclipses, coronal rain, and more.

SUN from Michael König on Vimeo.



There's plenty of variety in the video, as the sun looks more like the glowing orb that we see every day in the beginning, and then by the middle looks like the giant ball of explosive, erupting plasma that it is. Here are the list of shots in the video in order, provided by König:

1. Long shots of solar activity | October 2013
2. Boiling solar prominence | February 2013
3. Close up active regions | October 2013
4. Launching filament | November 2011
5. Twisting prominence | September 2012
6. Close up solar activity | October 2014
7. Solar prominence | July 2013
8. Lunar transit | January 2014
9. Solar prominence dance | December 2012
10. Solar activity | October 2013
11. Plasma eruption | September 2012
12. Coronal rain | July 2012
13. Close up active regions | October 2013
14. Trebuchet eruption | February 2011
15. Solar prominence | October 2013
16. Venus transit | June 2012
17. Extreme solar eruption | June 2011
18. Filament eruption & 'canyon of fire' | September 2013
19. Erupting solar filament | March 2015
20. Comet 'lovejoy' passes sun | December 2011
21. Earth eclipse and dark prominence | September 2012


And here are some of the most spectacular images from the time lapse:

Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

[Credit: MIchael König/NASA]



Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

[Credit: MIchael König/NASA]



Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

[Credit: MIchael König/NASA]



Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

[Credit: MIchael König/NASA]



Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

[Credit: MIchael König/NASA]



Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

[Credit: MIchael König/NASA]

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