Rotating a Map

How to rotate a map.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

import astropy.units as u

import sunpy.data.sample
import sunpy.map

We start with the sample data.

aia_map = sunpy.map.Map(sunpy.data.sample.AIA_171_IMAGE)

GenericMap provides the rotate() method which accepts an angle. This returns a rotated map and does not modify the original map. The data array size is expanded so that none of the original data is lost due to cropping.

aia_rotated = aia_map.rotate(angle=30 * u.deg)

Let’s now plot the results.

plt.figure()
aia_rotated.plot(clip_interval=(1, 99.99)*u.percent)
aia_rotated.draw_limb()
aia_rotated.draw_grid()
plt.show()
AIA $171 \; \mathrm{\mathring{A}}$ 2011-06-07 06:33:02

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.741 seconds)

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