Amazing Solar Video from NASA
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Wow, NASA, which happens to have a bigger lens than me (with the camera outside the terrestrial atmosphere, no less), put up this amazing bit of video art built from images taken today during the 6-hour event:

Quite a bit nicer than my try earlier today. Must be that darn atmosphere in the way. 🙂

The music is very nice as well. The video is in the public domain (those who don't pay American taxes can thank those of us that do), which I suppose implies the music as well... I wonder what it is?

Lots of high-res pictures in various wavelengths at NASA: Solar Dynamics Observatory's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit

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All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Quite frankly I am left cold by the transit although I understand that such events are still useful for the callibration of instruments.
The solar storm just below Venus on some of the images is another matter. It is truly awe inspiring.

— comment by John Youngs on June 7th, 2012 at 4:42am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Well, Thank you the American Tax payer. And thanks for posting it up Jeffrey. You didn’t do badly yourself even with the atmosphere in the way!
Annie

— comment by Annie in London on June 7th, 2012 at 5:55am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

The music is specified as;
“Collection of SDO footage of transit in multiple wavelengths set to music. The music track is “Dramatic Intro” from Stockmusic.net”

Ah, cool, thanks, I missed that. Well-named piece! —Jeffrey

— comment by Geoff on June 7th, 2012 at 11:22pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Terrific video! Watching the little black dot of Venus move acoss the sun was fun, but the solar storms and everyday solar activity below…oh, my!

— comment by Cindy, near Indianapolis on June 8th, 2012 at 3:35am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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