Solar Dynamics Observatory One Year On

One year on from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) First Light and Nasa have released a compilation of wondrous clips of its observations of our local star. [Video credit: Nasa SDO]

They have selected 12 of the most beautiful, interesting, and mesmerizing events seen by SDO during its first year.

In the order they appear in the video the events are:

1. Prominence Eruption from AIA in 304 Angstroms on March 30, 2010

2. Cusp Flow from AIA in 171 Angstroms on February 14, 2011

3. Prominence Eruption from AIA in 304 Angstroms on February 25, 2011

4. Cusp Flow from AIA in 304 Angstroms on February 14, 2011

5. Merging Sunspots from HMI in Continuum on October 24-28, 2010

6. Prominence Eruption and active region from AIA in 304 Angstroms on April 30, 2010

7. Solar activity and plasma loops from AIA in 171 Angstroms on March 4-8, 2011

8. Flowing plasma from AIA in 304 Angstroms on April 19, 2010

9. Active regions from HMI in Magnetogram on March 10, 2011

10. Filament eruption from AIA in 304 Angstroms on December 6, 2010

11. CME start from AIA in 211 Angstroms on March 8, 2011

12. X2 flare from AIA in 304 Angstroms on February 15, 2011

And you can watch the individual SDO clips and vote for your favourite online here.

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