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Storm Chasing on Saturn: The hexagon-shaped hurricane

Hexagon-shaped storms exist. There is a massive, persistent, hexagon-shaped jet stream on Saturn’s north pole -- "the perfect six-sided hurricane, 60 miles deep, that could swallow four Earths..." The New York Tim...

Two Triple Lightning Strikes in Chicago

On June 30, 2014, videographer Craig Shimala set up his cameras to capture a derecho, "a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm," as it passed through Chicago. In the speedy time-lapse footage above, you can...

The difference between weather and climate change

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of StarTalk and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, demonstrates the difference between weather and climate change as he walks along the beach with a dog.  Weather is ...

Paint Showers: A stop-motion thunderstorm of paint

Paint Showers by Miguel Jiron.

The Beauty of Mathematics

The Beauty of Mathematics by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux. "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous t...

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.

Mr. Special by Maggie Rogers

Mr. Special stands in the rain in this short by Maggie Rogers, Creative Director at Fred and Eric.

Why So Many Cloud Types? How to identify clouds

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 (11,000 frames per second)

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...

Reasons for the Seasons – TED Ed

Excellent for all ages: TED Ed’s Reasons for the Seasons. Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the tw...

What is wind? – It’s Okay To Be Smart

We were just watching how wind (and so many other things) can get going with the spin of the Earth, now let’s go deeper and find out more about what wind is with PBS’ Dr. Joe Hanson of It’s Okay To Be Sma...

Real life Tetris: Jazz + hailstones make beautiful, intricate patterns

And now it’s time for 3+ minutes of jazz and tiny hailstones. From Aatish Bhatia at Empirical Zeal, “The Universal laws behind growth patterns, or what Tetris can teach us about coffee stains.̶...

Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water)

Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book....

Kari Byron makes a cloud in a bottle

How do you make a cloud? On her show, Head Rush, Mythbuster’s Kari Byron demonstrates how clouds are formed by making one in a bottle. For this experiment, you can use a bicycle pump with a rubber stopper atta...

From Jacques Perrin’s Oceans: French frigate Latouche-Treville

Featuring the incredible power of nature, this intense clip from Oceans, a French documentary film by Jacques Perrin (released in the US by Disneynature), shows dramatic footage of several kinds of ships (and a light...

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony (1937)

The Old Mill, the ground-breaking, Academy Award winning Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon from 1937. Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. M...

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...


 
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