Posts Tagged ‘Earth’

Satellite View: As The World Turns At Night [VIDEO]

Monday, December 10th, 2012

A beautiful satellite view of the nighttime earth. Found at Live Science.

NASA’s Van Gogh Interpretation Of The Earth’s Airborne Particles [VIDEO]

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

NASA’s “Paint by Particle” video is a visualization of Earth’s aerosol movement (the suspension of airborne particles) from August 2006 to April 2007. Each color represents a different type of particle: dust (red), sea salt (blue), sulphate (white) and black and organic carbon (green). Found at Flickr from NASA Goddard Photo & Video via Mashable.

Earth’s Ocean Currents Animated, 2005-2007 [VIDEO]

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

An animated visualization of the ocean surface currents around the world, from June 2005 through December 2007. Found at YouTube from djxatlanta.

As The Moon Turns…Hour By Hour [VIDEO]

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Tthe NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio created this animation showing Earth’s view of the Moon over the entire year of 2012. Found at YouTube from TheBadAstronomer.

Time-Lapse: Earth Rotating

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The time-lapse starfield has been edited to show the rotation of the Earth from the point of view of the stars. Found at YouTube from bulletpeople.

Measuring The Scale Of The Universe…With Tennis & Basketballs

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

If the Earth were the size of a basketball and the moon a tennis ball, how far apart would they be? Diagrams that are not to scale make us think that they’re closer than they really are. Found at YouTube from 1veritasium.