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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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Solar power is cheaper and more sustainable than our current coal-fueled power plants, so why haven't we made the switch? The real culprits here are the clouds, which make solar power difficult to control. Alexandros George Charalambides explains how solar towers and panels create electricity and...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB's can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks). So what can you do? Kevin P. Boyd makes the case to slap...
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Published in 2015
Daylight saving time is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour during the spring and back again in the fall in order to take advantage of natural daylight. It has both benefits and negative consequences. This video helps you understand all of them.
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Published in 2018
What is a lunar eclipse? What is a solar eclipse? This short video explains the difference between these regularly occurring events that can be observed from Earth.
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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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This gallery features images of the Sun.
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The Great American eclipse site is a recently launched site byt the creator of eclipse-maps.com dedicated to August 2017's total solar eclipse. Visit for new maps, videos, and information.
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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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The map shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shoes which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night. Click on times below the map to show Sun and Moon locations during those times, or choose a time of your own to see their positions.
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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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The following animation shows both the helicentric model and geocentric model with three objects: the Sun (yellow), Earth (blue) and Mars (red). Both models produce the same effect as viewed from the Earth.
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Use this effective interactive to show how the sunlight varies throughout the year for various locations. You can vary observer's latitude, season, perspective, sunbeam spread, and sunlight angle.
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What is a supernova? Where do they fit in the lives of stars? Are they dangerous to life on Earth? How would the universe be different if supernovae never occurred? This PowerPoint explores these and other questions about the powerful stellar explosion: the supernova.
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PowerPoint Presentations concerning: Solar Eclipses, Making Sun-Earth Connections, Solar Eclipses through Space and Time
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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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Published in 2017
"For a few minutes on August 21, the sun will disappear behind the moon in a total solar eclipse visible from a streak of locations across the United States. Now, for those who cannot view the eclipse from its """"path of totality,"""" or even for those who just want to preview the live event, NOAA...
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Published in 2016
"The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the """"shock breakout"""" -- is illustrated in this cartoon animation. The animation begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 times bigger and 20,000 brighter than our sun. When the star's internal furnace...
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