So the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has constantly updating images of the Sun in various wavelengths available for free, and this little applet constantly updates every 30 minutes with time lapses of the Sun’s past 48 hours of activity.
The one I put in above is from AIA 304, which looks at emission from the Sun at a wavelength of 304 Angstroms, which Wikipedia tells me corresponds to the chromosphere region of the Sun and is primarily emitted by He II ions.
For more data go to http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
“A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipe for an indifferent penguin, 1904.”
My Mom just accidentally prematurely sent an email to an accounting firm… It was supposed to say ‘I am afraid that we will have to postpone our meeting”
but she hit send when all it said was
I am afraid
Ella Fitzgerald | What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Seasonally relevant (and wonderful).
Vishal Bala | Breathe
So I finally finished my new arrangement of Breathe, and this one really took a while. I had to change some parts because they just didn’t work with the LPX instruments like they did with the GP6 ones. I couldn’t get any LPX cymbals to sound nearly as good as I got the GP6 ones to, so I just used an audio export of those cymbals and mastered them a bit more. The entire song’s tempo was also slowed slightly, just to have it sound slightly less rushed (in keeping with the intended feel of the piece).
I also added that entire choir section at the beginning (and throughout the piece, really), and some sampling in the section prior to the final refrain. I’m pretty glad with how the piano and string sections turned out with this song, and I might post a snippet of what the string section sounds like by itself later because it’s pretty nice, too.
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this one!