NASA’s Goddard Media Studios has put up on their YouTube account a brilliant 30-minute footage of the sun shot entirely in 4K high-definition. The video was shot from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a spacecraft launched in 2010. The spacecraft captures images of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 wavelengths of ultraviolet light. Each wavelength is assigned a unique color, and each image is 8x the resolution of the HD video. A single minute of this video footage was rendered after a team of media specialists invested 10 work hours. That said, it has taken about 300 hours for the media team to come up with this half-hour video. The video reveals the “nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system,” states NASA.
Watch the breathtaking 4K high-definition video of the sun here –