Watch an X-Class Solar Flare Ignite the Skies Over Iceland

On February 25th, the Sun let loose an X4.9-class solar flare. It was our parent star's most violent outburst of the year. When the debris from the ensuing coronal mass ejection collided with Earth's atmosphere, it produced one of the most colorful auroral displays in recent memory. » 4/03/14 11:04pm 4/03/14 11:04pm

Over 200 Miles of Yosemite Backpacking in One Incredible Time-lapse

It took over two years for filmmakers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill to create Yosemite HD II, the the breathtaking followup to their 2011 tribute to Yosemite National Park. It was worth the wait. Full screen, HD, headphones if you've got 'em. You know the drill. » 3/01/14 8:00am 3/01/14 8:00am

Here's what it would look like to fly directly into a nebula

Ever wondered what it would be like to look out the window of a spaceship as it travels through space? Wonder no more. This video gives you a spaceship's-eye view as you blast off from a mountain range in Earth, fly through the stars, then move closer and closer to a distant brightness in the sky, until you're dropped… » 1/28/14 12:55pm 1/28/14 12:55pm

San Diego traffic, organized by color, is surprisingly hypnotic

Filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker is back to delight our eyeballs with a meticulously edited 4-minute video of traffic footage shot from San Diego's Washington Street bridge – which doesn't sound something you'd want to spend four minutes watching, but then maybe you don't know who Kuckenbaker is, or the time-(col)lapse… » 12/19/13 8:40am 12/19/13 8:40am

Luminous time-lapse celebrates death and life in a record-cold winter

Paul Klaver's simply titled film Winter mixes time-lapse and real-time footage to evoke the chill of one of the coldest recorded winters Holland has ever seen. Sit back, turn up your speakers, and meditate on the beauty of ice forming, sunlight dancing over the snow, and even the bodies of creatures who didn't survive … » 12/15/13 4:00pm 12/15/13 4:00pm

This ISS Timelapse Compilation Is Fantastic

Stop what you're doing, set aside three minutes of your time and watch this. This newly released compilation of footage captured by astronauts aboard ISS missions 29, 30 and 31 is simply outstanding. » 12/04/13 1:00pm 12/04/13 1:00pm

This is a Stunning Seaside Timelapse

From astrophotographer Jack Fusco comes a breathtaking reminder to stop and savor the starscapes that soar above us every night – whether we find ourselves in rural Utah, far from city lights, or the Eastern seaboard, just a few miles removed from bright, bustling urban life. » 9/13/13 4:20pm 9/13/13 4:20pm

For morning viewing: 3 timelapses of last week's Perseid meteor shower

Last weekend's Perseid display may go down as the most spectacular meteor shower of 2013. Did you miss it? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here to wrest you from the clutches of Monday morning indolence are three arresting timelapses of the shower, each under 90 seconds long. » 8/19/13 6:40am 8/19/13 6:40am

Antarctic timelapse aboard an icebreaker… for science!

The Nathaniel B. Palmer is an icebreaker operated by the US National Science Foundation. Cassandra Brooks, one of the 37 scientists the ship can accomodate for missions of up to 75 days and deep in the Antarctic winter, shot this timelapse video of the ship doing its stuff over a two month period while traveling… » 5/05/13 12:32pm 5/05/13 12:32pm