posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:25 AM
Originally posted by candlelight
Well this video is strange too, some are trying to insist it is the sun, but it is putting off a purple smoke, but since when can we see solar flares
from the earth if it is the sun. If not then there is something between the sun and us here. The date of the video is 1/11/2013 Here is the link:
edit on 18-1-2013 by candlelight because: (no reason given)
I thought you were talking about a different picture of a purple sun, so ignore what this post said before I edited it.
Regarding the video in your post:
The black dot is simply the camera's CCD (light sensor) shutting down because the camera is pointed directly at the sun.
The "purple smoke" is simply pixels of that CCD bleeding into one another. The computer algorithm that attempts to construct a picture from the
information gathered by the light sensor is probably getting a bit confused by the brightness and the shut-down pixels.
To determine the color of any one particular pixel, the camera's computer algorithm uses information from neighboring pixels. In the case of your
video, we had three things happening: (1) The black-out pixels inthe middle of the sun, (2) the very bright yellow pixels surrounding the
black-out pixels, and (3) the suns slow movement through the sky as time passes.
Those three things combine to confuse the camera a bit. For some of the pixels around the black dot, the computer considers the black of the dot, the
yellow of the sunlight, and the fact that the whole thing is slowly moving, and it returns a "bleeding purple" look.
edit on 1/18/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)