I’ve shown so many short videos of the recent eclipse, how about one of the Sun? Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory produces incredible videos and HD photos of our nearby star, keeping an active watch for both research and to give warning of extreme solar events that can damage electronics on Earth. Here the sun is set to Rachmaninoff
These images were created with Foundry’s Nuke software. They have been processed from high definition satellite images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory from NASA. No image compositing or CGI was used.
The image combines different wavelengths of light (visible, ultraviolet, etc). I took 27h to render this video.
Some of the images have been digitally upresed using Total Variational Inpainting, and all of them have been temporally denoised, to minimize the interferences caused by the solar prominence radiation.
Images: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA/SDO
Music: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no.2 op.18 - Anna Fedorova