NASA has just released a video of The Sun in 4K Ultra HD, to ensure that you have something to pass the time if you’re sitting at home incredibly stoned. Every 12 seconds NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory details The Sun in 10 wavelengths of invisible ultra violet light, with each wavelength assigned it’s own colour, ending up in the amazing footage you’re about to see below.
Here’s what NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center had to say about the piece of educational media produced about the biggest star in our our galaxy:
It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy that drive weather, biology and more. In addition to keeping life alive on Earth, the sun also sends out a constant flow of particles called the solar wind, and it occasionally erupts with giant clouds of solar material, called coronal mass ejections, or explosions of X-rays called solar flares. These events can rattle our space environment out to the very edges of our solar system. In space, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, keeps an eye on our nearest star 24/7. SDO captures images of the sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. In this video, we experience SDO images of the sun in unprecedented detail. Presented in ultra-high definition, the video presents the dance of the ultra-hot material on our life-giving star in extraordinary detail, offering an intimate view of the grand forces of the solar system.