Documentary : Secrets of the Sun

It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds, hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most... Continue Reading →

Documentary : Earth – The Power Of The Planet – Atmosphere

This is a fascinating Documentary that will take you to travel the atmosphere like never before.  Earth: The Power of the Planet is a British documentary television series that premiered on BBC Two on 20 November 2007. The five-part series (Atmosphere, Ice, Volcano, Oceans, Rare Earth) is presented by geologist Iain Stewart. In the United States, the series was broadcast on the National... Continue Reading →

Eco-Preservation : Geo-Literacy

As defined by National Geographic, geo-literacy is "the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make decisions"   The term, "geo-literacy", arose from the National Geographic, "Fight against Geographic Illiteracy". The organization released various media to help explain the concept to the general public. In an editorial, Daniel C. Edelson, vice president for education... Continue Reading →

Documentary : Down to the Earth’s Core

Save blasting off to outer space. It's time to rocket down. Using computer imagery, travel from just below the earth's crust, with its earthquakes and volcanoes, through breathtaking caverns filled with giant crystals and into giant molten metal tornadoes before reaching the earth's core. BROWSE MORE DOCUMENTARIES ON OUR BLOG Related articles Volcano (purplejuns.wordpress.com) Earth's... Continue Reading →

Know : Sun never sets : Polar Day / Midnight Sun

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Around the solstice (June 21 in the north and December 21 in the south) and given fair weather the sun is visible for the full 24 hours. The number of days per year with... Continue Reading →

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