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Wow! Five Years of Staring Into the Sun in a Four Minute Video
02-14-2015, 08:17 PM #1
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Do you have any idea how jaw-droppingly gorgeous our Sun is?

I do. But then I’ve been keeping my eye on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which stares at the Sun 24 hours a day, week after week. It sends back very high-resolution images of the Sun in wavelengths from the far ultraviolet—where the Sun’s violent magnetic activity is best seen—through to colors our eyes can detect.

Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of SDO’s launch into space. For the past 1,830 days it has observed our star, and seen a lot of stuff. A lot.

To celebrate, NASA released this sensational video with just a few highlights from this incredible machine. Make sure you’re set to hi-def and turn the volume up because this is sheer amazingness.
Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy...space.html

thumbsup.gif Very cool eye candy, enjoy!

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02-14-2015, 08:19 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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It's beautiful cheers.gif
02-14-2015, 08:40 PM #3
misterbumps Member
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Nice.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
02-14-2015, 11:34 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif Call me a sun tard, but I think our star is amazing on so many levels.

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02-14-2015, 11:36 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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It sure is amazing. Without it we wouldn't even be here to watch it on youtube.

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02-15-2015, 01:12 AM #6
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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Sun is awesome to watch I occasional get to watch a sun rise or set in a good area seems to give me colorful energy for about a hour. Gazing for a few at dawn or dusk seems to help my vision . But can & will start to fry a retina a hour or so in the mid day and must be careful depending on daily weather conditions.
02-15-2015, 01:20 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Right now is an awesome time to watch sunrises here. My kitchen faces east and I have sunrise with my morning coffee at the moment. They have been spectacular lately http://kritterbox.com/Topic-Nooo-Moooore...#pid220560
İmage

It passes quickly though as dawn happens 3 minutes earlier every day up here. 6-7 minutes per day more daylight.
02-15-2015, 02:56 AM #8
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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(02-15-2015, 01:20 AM)Octo Wrote:  Right now is an awesome time to watch sunrises here. My kitchen faces east and I have sunrise with my morning coffee at the moment. They have been spectacular lately http://kritterbox.com/Topic-Nooo-Moooore...#pid220560
İmage

It passes quickly though as dawn happens 3 minutes earlier every day up here. 6-7 minutes per day more daylight.

Very nice Octo waking up to the sun best part of the day break . If I had that view I be there with eye lock for a few minutes on good sunny mornings. Very nice view without blockage good opportunity for those who do this staring make circle ball lock & do breathing techniques. Much health benefit's & energy for those who can absorb it.
02-15-2015, 03:01 AM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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At certain times of the year, Finland was the most breathtakingly beautiful place I had ever been.
I have to say, I really loved it, and long to return when I retire.

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02-15-2015, 03:06 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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It's a temporary thing. We have twice the amount of daylight now compared to our darkest time.
02-15-2015, 03:13 AM #11
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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(02-15-2015, 03:01 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  At certain times of the year, Finland was the most breathtakingly beautiful place I had ever been.
I have to say, I really loved it, and long to return when I retire.

Yes I hear that I would like to retire in a area of more nature and breath clean air all the time.
02-15-2015, 03:24 AM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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This is why we need a kritter island, make it beautiful no matter what.




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