Tag: the sun

Sep 28, 2015

11 Photos of the Super-Mega-Ultra-Blood-Moon-Eclipse That You Probably Didn’t See

11 Photos of the Super-Mega-Ultra-Blood-Moon-Eclipse That You Probably Didn’t See

“Ahhh so that’s what that amazing celestial event, that I totally couldn’t see, looked like!” – me every time

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Sep 21, 2015

NBA Superstar Anthony Davis Dunks the Sun

NBA Superstar Anthony Davis Dunks the Sun

NBA All-Star Anthony Davis dunks, blocks and shoots the sun in this creative photo shoot with Dustin Snipes.

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Sep 17, 2015

A Group of Friends Build the Solar System to Scale in the Middle of the Desert

A Group of Friends Build the Solar System to Scale in the Middle of the Desert

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

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Aug 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Two officers stand in the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station as the sun pierces through and spotlights the two. Photo by Jack Delano.

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Aug 18, 2015

Project Sunroof Uses Google Maps to Measure Your Roof’s Solar Income Potential

Project Sunroof Uses Google Maps to Measure Your Roof’s Solar Income Potential

Project Sunroof wants to map the planet’s solar potential, one rooftop at a time.

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May 27, 2015

Picture of the Day: It’s So Hot in India the Streets are Melting

Picture of the Day: It’s So Hot in India the Streets are Melting

There’s a deadly heatwave currently striking India. Temperatures are so high that some of the roads in Delhi are even melting.

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Apr 23, 2015

Picture of the Day: Sailplane Solar Eclipse

Picture of the Day: Sailplane Solar Eclipse

© Daniele Molineris / Red Bull Content Pool Luca Bertossio performs in a sailplane glider during the solar eclipse in Premariacco, Udine, Italy on March 20th 2015. The photograph was taken for Red Bull by Daniele Molineris. Red Bull athletes were out in full force for this most recent total solar eclipse. Check out…

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Mar 30, 2015

What March’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from an Airplane Window

What March’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from an Airplane Window

An incredible timelapse shows the shadow of the moon during the total solar eclipse that occurred on March 20, 2015. This is the view as seen from the stratosphere, in a plane flying along the umbral path. The plane was flying at an altitude of 14,000 meters (46,000 ft) at a speed of 950…

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Feb 15, 2015

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its…

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Feb 8, 2015

43 Minute Real Time Journey from the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

43 Minute Real Time Journey from the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

Light travels at a speed of 299,792 km per second (186,282 mps). That’s fast. Jupiter is 778,500,000 km (483,737,000 miles) from the Sun. That’s far. To try to convey the vastness of space, Alphonse Swinehart created this animation to illustrate that even at the blistering speed of light, it takes over 43 minutes just…

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