Devil Sun makes pick of the week

Ok, I don’t think I had anything to do with it, but the Solar Dynamics Observatory website chose to spotlight the activity on the Sun on October 27 and 28 captured in 304 Å ultraviolet light for Friday’s Pick of the Week, which just so happens to be the time frame and wavelength of the image that I highlighted last week as having a devilish demeanor:

Devil Sun

Of course, in this case, you can see the Sun in motion, which is even cooler than a still image. They have the video available at three resolutions: 2048×2048 (both taller and wider than a 1080p HD TV), 1024×1024 (would fit on a 1080p HDTV or a computer monitor with a sane resolution), and 512×512. I recommend watching it. Notice at the end that the camera shakes a bit. Clearly the demonic display from the Sun sent a shiver down SDO’s metallic spine.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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