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NASA spacecraft captures rare double eclipse of the sun

First the Earth and then the moon recently blocked the sun's light from the point of view of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA Captures First Photo of Double Solar Eclipse

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was photobombed a couple days ago, and shared a photo of the event. They explained that "though SDO sees dozens of Earth eclipses and several lunar transits each year, this is the first time ever that the two have coincided."

Earth and moon 'double photobomb' of the sun is a NASA rarity

For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.

NASA Captures Footage Of Gigantic Sun Tornado

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Tornadoes on Earth got nothing on this furious funnel. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured footage of a "complex mass of plasma" on the sun that gyrated at a temperature of 5 million degrees Fahrenheit. According to, so-called solar tornadoes can spin faster than 180,000 miles an hour. Show More Summary

Tornado of 5 million degree plasma on the sun is bigger than the Earth

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched the Sun’s magnetic forces twist and turn enormous plumes of superheated plasma in a tornado that is larger than the Earth. The particles observed by SDO – mostly iron – were measured at a blazing 5 million degrees. (2.8 million degrees C.) A small, but complex mass of plasma…

Three Telescopes Worked to Create This One Amazing Image of the Sun

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Thanks to the Solar Dynamics Observatory, humanity keeps a 24/7 unceasing watch on our friendly neighbourhood star. But to get a better appreciation of what’s going on on the Sun’s surface, SDO has to rope in some friends. Read more...

NASA captured this stunning time-lapse of a massive eruption on the sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these stunning images of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. Video courtesy of NASA Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Watch: NASA captures massive eruption on the sun

An arching eruption on the sun was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately grew into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME, a giant cloud of solar material.        

NASA records arching eruption on the sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME — a giant cloud of solar material.        

The Sun Emitted a Lovely, Mid-Level Solar Flare Today

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of a mid-level solar flare that pealed at 4:16 EDT this morning. It comes from the sunspot group that’s been flaring up since it was spotted. Read more...

NASA captured an incredible event on the sun's surface on video

NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) captured a solar prominence erupting from the sun's surface. The SDO used high-definition cameras to record the prominence on extreme ultraviolet wavelengths over a six-hour period.  Produced by Kevin Reilly. Video courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Center. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This photo shows the sun's power in exquisite detail

From 93 million miles away, we earthlings are blissfully unaware of the sheer magnitude of powerful activity roiling on the the sun's surface. But thanks to  NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, which has been snapping...Show More Summary

A Stunning, Multi-Wavelength Image Of The Solar Atmosphere

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This fantastical image comes courtesy of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. It depicts a brilliant array of “coronal loops,” magnetic fluxes which form around sunspots and extend into the solar atmosphere. Read more...

NASA observes ‘significant solar flare’ on the sun that thankfully missed Earth

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, has sent back pictures of a massive, X-class solar flare. The X-class flares are the strongest, and this one received an X2.7 rating. It wasn’t pointed at us, and there was no notable harm done, but there was a brief radio blackout (and a burst of static) over the Pacific Ocean…

This solar flare captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is positively stunning

If you weren’t aware, NASA likes to keep a close eye on everything that’s happening in our solar system. Occasionally, the phenomena they observe are too incredible not to share, such as the huge solar flare that erupted from the surface...Show More Summary

NASA – New Photos Of Epic Solar Flare

NASA has released pictures and a video of the eruption of an epic solar flare. On Cinco de Mayo, the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory was watching the sun and caught epic images of the sun releasing a category X-2.7 solar flare. NASA classifies solar flares with a letter according to its size and strength. Show More Summary

The Sun Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

Rare images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory Spacecraft. The post The Sun Like You’ve Never Seen it Before appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Watch This Time Lapse Montage of the Sun’s Atmosphere Captured over Four Years

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft has been observing the sun since 2010 with the goal of understanding its influence on the Earth and near-Earth space. Using time lapse footage captured by the SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) between 2011 and 2015, Michael König edited this cool video. This joins a previous video he created using [...]Show More Summary

‘SUN’, A Collection of Time-Lapse Footage of the Sun’s Atmosphere Taken Over Four Years

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“SUN” is a short collection of time-lapse footage of the Sun’s atmosphere taken between 2011 and 2015 by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video was edited by Michael König and captures some impressive solar activity like solar flares and coronal mass ejections. The gorgeous footage is set to the song “Una” by Murcof. via Vimeo Staff Picks

This time lapse of the Sun is just jaw dropping

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Michael König's Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it's alive, in an omnipotent God-like burning orb sort of way. Read more...

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