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Published on May 12, 2012
To understand how much a sunspot can change during its life I think that the only solution is to see it. So I decided to produce short movies of the biggest sunspots that i will see during my sun sessions. Each submit will follow the evolution in a range of 6-10 days using up to 1000 images captured with time lapse of 10 minutes. Few times you will see short jumps, those are short period of satellite instruments offline.
If you would like to see a particular big and beautifull sunspot evolution, let me know the NOAA code and date, i will try to make it. :)
This one show the dynamics of the Sun's atmosphere over 10 days as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), following the active region NOAA 1459 in the month of April 2012, in the continuum wavelight with almost 1000 images.
Next sunsposts coming are Noaa 1460 and Noaa 1476.
Data courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.
Movie produced by Paolo Porcellana Backyard Video Astronomy