A Hypnotic 4K Video of the Sun Over the Course of One Month Created Using 78,846 NASA Images

Astronomical filmmaker Seán Doran repaired, rescaled, and remastered over 78,000 ångström-171 photos from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in 2014 to create a remarkably hypnotic 4K video of the sun as it travels over the course of one month.

These frames amount to 22 minutes of footage at 60 frames per second. The opposite limb of the Sun is shown in the second half of the film.

Doran used Jesse Gallagher‘s “Spirit of Fire” to provide an equally mesmerizing soundtrack to the video.

Lori Dorn
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