The Sun on your desktop
April 11, 2012 11:51 PM   Subscribe "is an open-source project for the visualization of solar and heliospheric data. The project is funded by ESA and NASA."
See also the Wiki and the JHelioviewer application.
Go back in time to prominent events (June 7, 2011 for example), create layers from different observatories and even create your own movies.
posted by vacapinta (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
boo hoo!... does not work for me.
and i downloaded the application.
just my luck.
posted by quazichimp at 1:13 AM on April 12, 2012

web app works fine for me.
posted by telstar at 3:33 AM on April 12, 2012

Awesome app!

BTW the url is correct, but link text should be Jun 7 2011 Sun Unleashes 'Spectacular' & Powerful Eruption

Here are a couple of videos I created of that event..
Close up..
And wider view adding SOHO's LASCO corona-study device...

Also, my attempt at a random video of the sun this week...
posted by nielm at 3:35 AM on April 12, 2012 [2 favorites]

Thanks nielm! I fixed the date.
posted by vacapinta at 3:50 AM on April 12, 2012

I love this! I've been hoping for the day when you can pull up a live closeup view of the sun, and this is a step closer.
posted by odinsdream at 6:32 AM on April 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Magnificent! I can't wait for the app.
posted by sundog at 8:19 PM on April 12, 2012

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