This video montage of a recent coronal mass ejection (not to be confused with a solar flare) reminded me of a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood episode I ran into recently. As I watched the first little bit just for fun, it all came back to me… the snow globe! How could I forget that seemingly infinite snow globe?! I didn’t watch many episodes of the show as a child, being I was more into Fraggle Rock at the time, but this particular episode I remembered as soon as the snow globe came into play. It’s one of those moments when you remember something long forgotten, bringing with it a flood of bygone thoughts and feelings along for the ride; the icing on the cake being that it’s an enjoyable and pleasant memory.
We sometimes lose sight of our imagination while trying to keep up with the stresses of survival, but it so happens that imagination is vital to our pursuit of happiness. It’s with imagination that we can find mystery and excitement in so many enchanting ways. It takes only a moment to allow yourself the time to discover something new, even if it’s by revisiting something old…
This video shows what happened on Mars 17 when an CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit Earths magnetic field. Two days earlier, sunspot AR1692 had produced a M1-class solar flare that resulted in the CME that hit Earth.
This time lapse shows what happened during four hours over Östersund here in Sweden, between 19:20 and 23:35 UT.
The time lapse consists of 2464 raw images for a total data amount of 30Gb. The photo of the Sun is a hydrogen alpha mosaic I’ve made from 10 images that was captured on Mars 16. Total of 10 Gb data. So all in all this movie contains over 40Gb of data that I’ve been processing over the last 5 days. Hope you enjoy it.
Music: I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor – Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com)