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Above: time lapse clouds above Japan

Above, a cloud time lapse film that documents the skies above Japan throughout the summer, filmed and edited by photographer Suishu Ikeda. There are more clouds in the archives.

TED Ed: The Moon Illusion

Why does the full moon look larger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high up in the sky? For generations, astronomers, psychologists, brain researchers, and many others ha...

Badlands National Park

Animals in South Dakota’s 244,000 protected acres of Badlands National Park include 39 mammal species, 9 reptile species, 6 amphibian species, 206 bird species, and 69 butterfly species....

Borrowed Light

Inspired by literature, myth, and the creation of lore, director and animator Olivia Huynh tells this story, Borrowed Light, with great skill. Arae, a kid and the last patron of an abandoned ...

Why So Many Cloud Types?

What are the names for the clouds you see when you look up in the sky? In this video from Nova PBS, learn about nimbus (rain), cumulus (heap), cirrus (curl), stratus (layer), and other types of clouds, and why both th...

Incredible Slow Motion Lightning Strike

Video camera technology has improved immensely in recent years, allowing scientists like lightning physicist Vladislav Mazur and meteorologist Tom Warner to analyze high speed footage of these captivating bolts of ele...

Meomi’s Eye to the Sky

Eye to the Sky by Meomi, a music video for the season 2 “Space” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba. Watch more made-for-kids videos. via Kiddley.

Megateam Revolution kite-flying

This video of kite-flying Megateam Revolution was filmed by Gaétan in Berck-sur-Mer, France at the 27th Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants à Berck, one of the larger kite festivals in the world. Watch how th...

Comet Pan-STARRS

Photographer Dan Finnerty's time lapse view of comet Pan-STARRS over Southern California is breath-taking. The colorful sunset and moon setting doesn’t hurt either. Full screen! From...

Night Wanderers: Asteroid 2012 DA 14 passing Earth (February 2013)

Night Wanderers, captured by space and time-lapse enthusiast Colin Legg. As you may have heard, the asteroid 2012 DA14 silently glided past Earth on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Observations us...

A Bird Ballet

Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris a...

ASAPScience: The Moon Illusion

"Wow the moon looks huge tonight!" We’ve all said it, but is the moon ever larger or closer at the horizon? (No, it’s not.) Is it some visual magnification by the atmosphere? (Nop...

Eighteen miles above Earth: A Toy Train in Space

We’ve seen a lot of videos that send things up into the stratosphere, but Ron Fugelseth and his 4-year-old kid did this, plus one (animated) step more when they sent the kiddo’s fa...

Footage of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in 1959

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds operated the F-100C from 1956 until 1964. After briefly converting to the F-105 Thunderchief, the team flew F-100Ds from July 1964 until November 1968.In this film from 1959 we see th...

Colors of the Wind: A huge red octopus kite flies in the sky

Massive animal kites! From German and Czech photographers René & Radka, the photo/video series, Colors of the Wind. In addition to the red octopus above, we also liked this dancing lobster:  via Laug...

Friends With You – Cloudy

Cloudy is a happy animated short by artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of Friends With You. Welcome to the clouds!  From IAmOther: This animated short is an exploration into the clouds; a sweet, vi...

Lightning captured at 7,207 images per second

A downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second. A negative stepped leader emerges from the cloud and connects with the ground forming a return stroke. From ZT Research, ...

How does lightning form?

How does lightning form? Evidently we’re still trying to figure it out! It all starts in the clouds where both ice crystals and hail stones form:  Scientists believe that as these hail stones fall back throug...