A History of the Sky

Posted by at 9:40PM

This video of “A History of the Sky” was taking from the roof of the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and is comprised of 126 days of time elapse photography spaced 10 seconds apart.  It’s not only cool how cloudy and sunny days appear like a calendar of weather, but also how the sunrises and sunsets fade across the screen as the days get shorter, transitioning from summer to winter of 2009. It’s probably a good thing the video doesn’t yet include January or February because the camera would be covered in water drops every day. The plan is to eventually have a constantly-updated display showing the most recent 365 days.

For a video about the project, and more information, check here.

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One Response to “A History of the Sky”

  1. tusGraphGuy’s Mom says:

    So good. Completely wonderful except for the people in the frames. That was distracting. Hey the new graphics on the blog are lovely. Your graphs look good with the red borders. Why can’t I get these recaptcha responses right? It takes me like three tries!?

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