‘A Decade of the Sun’: NASA stuns with 10-year time-lapse video of solar cycle | Watch
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: NASA has been looking over the Sun’s phases since forever now. On Wednesday, NASA stunned netizens by releasing a 61-minute film titled ‘A Decade of the Sun’, which shows the different phases of the Sun, observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) of NASA.
In the shared film by NASA, the time-lapse of the Sun showed the movement of the Sun while experiencing changes in the solar movement. The video has received 7 lakh views and many comments by space lovers and stargazers.
The 61-minute time-lapse showed many events that occurred to the Sun as a part of its 10-year solar cycle and notable events, such as Sunquake, partial Solar Eclipse, Venus transition, 2012 CM (Coronal Mass Ejection), Hurricanes, and Solar Eclipse.
The credit of the video was handed to NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The video also has background music titled Solar Observer. NASA credited musician Lars Leonhard in the description of the video for the composition of the music.
People who were awestruck by the video left many comments in the comment section. One wrote, “Incredible to see it grow up so much in a decade, time flies.” “Now this is what you call a timelapse,” “this is utterly incredible,” another wrote.
Check out the stunning time-lapse of the Sun:
NASA revealed in the description of the video, “As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This information has enabled countless new discoveries about the workings of our closest star and how it influences the solar system.”
NASA also revealed about the making of the 61-minute film. They said that the SDO captures the image of the Sun every 0.75 seconds. Other than them the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) also captures the image of the Sun every 12 seconds at 10 different wavelengths of light.
They complied with the pictures at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers being an extreme ultraviolet wavelength and has made a 61-minutes film showcasing the Sun’s corona-the outermost atmospheric layer.
They also explained that the dark longer blackout in the video was caused due to the temporary instrument failure in the year 2016. However, the issue was resolved after a week.
Posted By: Talib Khan