U.S. National Science Foundation has released the inaugural photos of its Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope. These are the first images of the chromosphere the area of the chromosphere, the area of the Sun’s atmosphere above the surface. They take you as close to the sun as you can get, and needless to say – they’re absolutely stunning.
Aurora borealis or northern light is usually visible in the areas close to the center of the Arctic Circle. However, due to the recent solar storm, you may be able to see it as far south as New York! The geomagnetic storm has pushed the aurora closer to the south, so you don’t have to travel as far to the north to capture it in your photos.
As technology advances, we get to see some interesting camera-related inventions. Engineers at the University of Michigan have recently presented a prototype of a wireless camera that can power itself indefinitely by light. It’s also less than a millimeter wide, so it can be hidden anywhere.
I often mention the issue of whether or not photographers can “change the world”. It’s something we could speculate about, but what I firmly believe is that you can at least change someone’s world, or to put it simply – improve someone’s life. And it’s precisely what a group of photo enthusiasts is trying to do.
Joined through Epic Photo Tours and guided by Herb Leventon, this group changes the world of those who live in darkness. They have donated over 400 solar lights to the people from remote villages who live without any light once the sun sets. And of course, they have documented it in a series of beautiful images from different parts of the globe.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft has been observing the sun since 2010 with the goal of understanding its influence on the Earth and near-Earth space.
Using time lapse footage captured by the SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) between 2011 and 2015, Michael König edited this cool video.
This joins a previous video he created using time lapse sequences taken by the crew of the International Space Station which reached over 10 million views and was a 2012 Lyrical Vimeo Awards Finalist.