Flirting With Blindness

The title “Sun Worship” was already taken — my penalty for leaving the internets to themselves for a week.

The Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) is a solar telescope satellite launched in 1998. Their website has images and footage — hundreds of gigabytes of high resolution footage — of flares, filaments, and various other active regions. There are individual videos as large as 4GB, so if you’re serious about checking this out, I recommend downloading the DVD disc images which are better organized and have lower resolution clips. You can play the discs with VLC, referring back to the full-res archives if something peaks your interest.

One of the best parts of this is that all TRACE data is completely unrestricted for republication. Which is to say it’s game for a little remixing and music-syncing. Which is to say get to it.

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