Tag Archives: Earth

Earth Time-lapse Video

28 Years of Earth from Space – [TIMEPLASE]

This extraordinary timelapse from Google Earth Engine showcases the impact of human activity on the planet over the past 28 years. Highlights include a glacier shrinking, the expansion of a major US city and the deforestation of a rainforest.

(h/t broadsheet)

Earth Graphs and Charts Visualizations

Huge Timescales in Perspective – [GRAPHS]

The folks over at wait but why have created a fantastic series of charts representing different timescales in history. They seek to put a wide range of historical moments into a time perspective.

From the blog:

Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them.It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it…To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which).

For the full series of charts, head to wait but why.

(h/t boingboing)

Earth Video

The Microscopic World of Corals – [VIDEO]

PBS’s UnderH20 series takes a breathtaking journey through the microscopic world of corals and their fantastic biology.

Corals are beautiful when seen through your own eyes in sunlight, but for scientists at the University of Hawaii, seeing corals in this manner is not enough. They are using a revolutionary new tool called a laser scanning confocal microscope to take photographs of corals that are one part art and one part science. In this episode, they take us along for a ride with this amazing new technology and show us corals in a way we have never seen them before.

(h/t boingboing)

Earth Video Visualizations

Planet Earth’s Big Ocean – [VIDEO]

A superbly informative Ted-Ed animation from Scott Gass explaining the immensity of planet earth’s ‘one big ocean’. Some astonishing facts here – “The oceans hold the greatest geological features of our planet” including the largest waterfall, mountain and mountain range.

(h/t broadsheet)

Art Earth Space Time-lapse Video

The Night Sky – [TIME-LAPSE]

The beauty and expansiveness of the night sky can be mesmerizing. Two short time-lapses from Michael Shainblum (“Existence“) and Randy Halverson (“Horizons”) perfectly illustrate this majesty which we too often take for granted. Expand to full screen and enjoy.

(h/t slate)

Earth Video

Calculating the World’s Population – [VIDEO]

The folks over at the World Bank have a short video on the work of demographers and they calculate how many people live on Earth. If you’ve ever wondered ‘How can they calculate the number of people that have ever lived?’, watch the video.

(via World Bank Tumblr)

Earth Infographic

If the World only had 100 People – [INFOGRAPHIC]

What if we condensed the world’s 7 billion people into a visual representation of 100 people? How would they be distributed according to gender, age, geography or religion? The folks over at Knowledge Visualization System have done just that, based on data from 100People.org.

One of the most startling and sober stats is that 1 out of 2 children would live in poverty.

(h/t World Bank)

Earth Time-lapse Video

Our World in 90 Seconds – [VIDEO]

A tapestry of footage melded together to tracing the origins of the universe and mankind.

Music: Our Story by MelodySheep

Earth Visualizations

If the world’s population lived like… – [VISUALIZATION]

How much of the earth’s space would be taken up if the world’s population liked like the populations of Bangladesh, India, Uganda, China, Costa Rica, Nepal, France, United States, United Arab Emirates.

Data taken from the Global Footprint Network.

(via philiphagen.com)

Art Earth Time-lapse Video

ISS Startrails – TRONized – [TIME-LAPSE]

Journalist Christoph Malin created this stunning time-lapse video of star trails (in the vein of the 1982’s “TRON” movie), with imagery captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

ISS Startrails – TRONized from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

This Video was achieved by “stacking” image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station (see also fragileoasis.org/blog/2012/3/on-the-trails-of-stars/). These “stacks” create the Star Trails, but furthermore make interesting patterns visible.

Music: “Eileen” by Lee Rosevere add “Window #3” by Two Bicycles.