Monday, September 17, 2012
Sun Flare Photography
I've long used this blog to demonstrate my appreciation for NASA's astrophotography. But they've outdone themselves this time, with some really crazy detailed photos of the sun. I know, it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but apparently if you've got a small enough aperture and a short enough shutter speed… Well, you can actually see amazing detail in the surface of the bright ball of gas we know as the sun. So first I recommend you check out these stills of the sun via a blog called But Does It Float. Then I recommend you check out the Flickr feed from NASA that inspired the post, because while you may notice a massive CME (coronial mass ejection) in one of the stills, they've got video of the thing on the Flickr feed. And it is, basically, a ridiculously cool event. I love when photography takes us places we could never even comprehend otherwise. This is a perfect example. Science!