Solar Telescope Timelapse Captures the Sun in Amazing Detail

Göran Strand, a photographer who has been featured by NASA and National Geography and whose movie work has been used by the band Coldplay and the Discovery Channel, has been waiting an entire year to shoot a certain sunset:

As he stood at the Swedish National Biathlon Arena in Östersund, Sweden, the sun passed directly behind a large radar tower in a small village called Ås. (Via PetaPixel.) Using a solar telescope and a monochrome camera with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, he captured the silhouettes of the infrastructure on the sun, which was marked with sunspots and filaments. The sun’s yellow tint was added in post-production.

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The beginning of the sunset when Strand begins filming.

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Sunspots captured during the timelapse.

“We all know sunsets. But this video takes you closer then you’ve ever been. So close, in fact, that you can even see the sun spots.”

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