This time lapse of the Sun is just jaw dropping

Michael König's Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it's alive, in an omnipotent God-like… » 4/08/15 12:26pm 4/08/15 12:26pm

This San Francisco sunset makes it look like the apocalypse is here

Welcome to our post-apocalyptic world. You can find the last remaining civilization in San Francisco. Or something like that. It's startling how much this simple time lapse of a San Francisco sunset makes it look like nuclear bombs have gone off and destroyed everything we know. But nope, just a normal sunset in the… » 4/03/15 12:30am 4/03/15 12:30am

The best solar eclipse videos

A perfect recipe to enjoy the weekend: just watch these videos of today's solar eclipse over and over again from different locations across our planet and even around the universe. We've collected videos from space, from a place that looks like Hoth on Earth and so many more. Even if you missed it earlier, you'll… » 3/20/15 10:30pm 3/20/15 10:30pm

Our Cities Could Become High-Density Solar Power Plants

Solar energy has a dark side. Those gargantuan plants that sprawl out like deconstructed disco balls sacrifice valuable open space and put wildlife, and possibly human lives, at risk. A new study by Stanford researchers says that focusing our solar energy efforts in already-developed urban areas could yield more… » 3/17/15 5:35pm 3/17/15 5:35pm

What it looks like in the Arctic Circle when the Sun never sets

This time lapse shows what 24 hours of a summer day (and I guess, a summer night) looks like in the Arctic Circle. You can see the Sun rising and setting like it normally does anywhere else but instead of disappearing beyond the horizon as the Earth turns, it pops right back up and the world never turns dark. » 3/07/15 6:45pm 3/07/15 6:45pm

Spectacular video shows the beautiful and epic explosions on the Sun

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA put out this video of all the coolest, jaw dropping explosions that happened on our Sun over the past five years. You basically watch the Sun dances with shooting flares and solar loops. It's unreal. » 2/11/15 10:30pm 2/11/15 10:30pm