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Published in 2017
Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand patterns within the Earth-sun relationship.
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Published in 2017
Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month (1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern) for eclipse webcasts. Webcasts feature information about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and eclipses.
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Published in 2015
A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and liberation videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar reconnaissance Orbiter data. This video is public...
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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel
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Published in 2012
From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon's history. Learn more in this video!
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Published in 2017
How many planets are in the solar system? How did it form in the Milky Way galaxy? Learn facts about the solar system's genesis, plus its planets, moons, and asteroids.
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Published in 2017
On Earth, a total solar eclipse means that for just a few minutes, the sky goes dark. But what does a total solar eclipse look like from space?
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PDF sheets of moon phases.
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Published in 1994
This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.
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Watch as a giant black spot appears to move across Earth's surface, and listen to The Science Channel's explanation of what's happening and why.
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Published in 2010
Analemma photographs are made by taking a picture of the sun from the same place at the same time of day once or twice a week, generating 30 to 50 frames. This picture, made in Veszprem, Hungary, combines 36 photos of the sun taken at 10 am local time between January and December.
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Flash animations and simulations for astronomy education. Topics include seasons, moon phases, coordinate systems, light, and more.
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If your students are fascinated by solar eclipses, you can access a history of them by decade and more at NASA's Eclipse website. Middle and high school educators and others can learn about eclipses that occurred or will occur during a 10-year span. The tables describe an eclipse's calendar date, TD...
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Overview of the Saturnian ring system. Many images, animations and references are included for both the scientist and the public. Pictures, animations, excerpts from scientific magazines and links.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
How can the shadow of the tiny moon eclipse the sight of the gargantuan sun? By sheer coincedence, the dsc of the sun in 400x larger than the disc of the moon, but it's 390x farther from Earth -- which means that when they align just right, the moon blocks all but the sun's glowing corona. Andy...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid -- and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.
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By TED
Published in 2011
"Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's """"Eyes on the Solar System"""" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time."
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Published in 2016
On March 9, a total solar eclipse was perfectly visible in Indonesia. Alaska, Hawaii, parts of southeast Asia and some of Australia got a partial view. The rest of us, alas, were out of luck. But now you can enjoy the view from another angle — the solar eclipse as seen from space. The Himawari...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
"Suppose you placed a camera at a fixed position, took a picture of the sky at the same time every day for an entire year, and overlaid all of the photos on top of each other. What would th esun look like in that combined mage? A stationary dot? A circular path? Neither. Oddly enough, it makes a...
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Published in 2011
"This HD dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to the wonders of Astronomy. It is designed as a """"""""trailer"""""""" to be shown to classrooms by Earth science and astronomy teachers in high school and college as a visual """"""""introduction"""""""" to the...
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