Designboom – A decade of sun by NASA’s solar dynamics observatory — SDO

Dear Shaded Viewers,

NASA’s solar dynamics observatory — SDO — has been watching the sun continuously for over a decade. from its orbit in space around earth, SDO has captured over 425 million high-resolution images of the sun, totaling 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. this information has allowed for many discoveries about the way our closest star works and how it influences the solar system and drives space weather.

this 10-year timelapse is a compilation of images taken by SDO every hour, condensing a decade of the sun into 61 minutes. the photos are taken at a wavelength of 17.1 nanometers which is an extreme ultraviolet wavelength that shows the sun’s outermost atmospheric layer — the corona. in the video viewers can see the rise and fall of activity that occurs as part of the sun’s 11-year solar cycle, including key events like transiting planets and eruptions.

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.