SDO | More Staring at the Sun

In July, I posted a story about the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO called Staring at the Sun. The emphasis in that post was on the ten different wavelength views of the Sun by the spacecraft. Each gathers images in a specific wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum. I invite you to read that post for details of this prolific and important mission.

This week, the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center Scientific Visualization Studio published a video called Jewel Box Sun. It is a wonderful compliment to my earlier post. Please watch and enjoy.

Go full screen. Set quality to HD. Turn up the sound.

SDO | Staring at the Sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observes and images the sun at ten different wavelengths. On January 22, 2013, this image was released in an article describing those wavelengths and what they tell us about the sun. You can access the article here. This post is about the information provided by each of the specific wavelengths used to observe the sun and how you can easily access it yourself. In addition to the science available, this image is a beautiful and striking quilt of color. It is one of many NASA images that are works of art.

I would like to see more of SDO.