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Watch a time lapse sunset through a solar telescope

Seeing the sun set can already be a breathtaking experience, but observing the sun with a solar telescope reveals incredible details — such as sunspots and solar filaments — that we could never safely see ...

How Do We Know How Old the Sun Is?

How Do We Know How Old the Sun Is? The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and animation studio Beakus join together to explain how Kepler and Newton’s laws help us figure out the weight of the ...

Bill Nye Bikes the Distance Between Planets

Bill Nye The Science Guy bikes down a long road in wide open country to demonstrate a scale model of the solar system – a classic clip. Total distance of his ride to Pluto, back before Pluto ...

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 4

Switch this video to HD full screen and marvel at the incredible detail in which we can now observe the sun, our closest star. This video is filled with year four highlights from the Solar Dy...

This is NOT timelapse: the Aurora Borealis in real time

This breathtaking video of the Aurora Borealis is not a timelapse video — this is what it looks like in real time. It was filmed in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada by astro-ph...

New World by Oliver Sin

New World, a short animation about all kinds of creations, by Oliver Sin. Watch more animation, including Five More Minutes, The Solar System - Our Home in Space, World of Motion, and Ode t...

Jewel Box Sun

From NASA Goddard, Jewel Box Sun, a surprising video that illuminates how NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) converts a wide range of invisible wavelengths into colorized images tha...

Minute Physics: Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

Minute Physics on Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter. Bonus: great visualizations explaining Earth’s relationship to our sun and moon throughout the year. via jtotheizzoe.

A space-time warping demo for the classroom

Physics Teacher SOS workshop leader Dan Burns demonstrates how he uses stretched spandex lycra, weights, marbles, and gravity in his high school classes to make this impressive space-time wa...

What would the moon look like if it was as close as the ISS?

What would the moon look like if it was at the same distance from Earth as the International Space Station? (That’s 240-ish miles above our planet instead of its usual 238,900 miles awa...

Sesame Street: That’s about the size

Classic Sesame Street time: That’s about the size.

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.

The Solar System — our home in space

Take a trip through The Solar System — our home in space in this animation by information designer Philipp Dettmer.

How to build a solar oven

From a yard in Kampala, Uganda, Moses explains how to build a solar oven using a tire, some glass, newspaper, silver foil, tape, a black pot, and a few hours. If you’re cooking outside or don’t have an oven, solar ...

Moser Lamps: 60 watts of free, natural light

In 2002, Brazilian engineer Alfredo Moser invented a simple way to bring the sun’s light indoors: fill a clear plastic 2 liter bottle with water and two capfuls of bleach, then make a hole in the roof and secure it wi...

TED Ed’s Reasons for the Seasons

Watch TED Ed’s Reasons for the Seasons. Educator Rebecca Kaplan lays out the many variables that shape our understanding of what seasons are. via insteadofwatchingtv.

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

Marine scientist and Stanford PhD student Cassandra Brooks narrates a two month long time-lapse view from an ice breaker — a specially-designed ship with “a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and th...

NOVA PBS: Solar Power

From NOVA PBS, Solar Power:  The amount of solar energy that strike the surface of the Earth in one hour is more than enough to supply every person on the planet with electricity for an entire year. However, there...

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