NASA’s latest video of the sun – captured through thousands of images across numerous wavelengths invisible to the human eye – is incredible.
NASA’s solar dynamics observatory takes images of the sun every 12 seconds, capturing 10 different wavelengths each time.
Each wavelength is assigned a unique colour and every image is eight times the resolution of HD video.
On the back of this, a NASA team has created a 30-minute video of the sun, with each minute taking 10 hours of work to piece together.
“It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy,” says NASA.
“Presented in ultra-high definition video (4K), the video presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering a new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.”
It’s amazing and, quite obviously, better in full screen.
Image of the sun via Shutterstock