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Near Earth


Links verified 4/2/2014


  1. Analemma
    1. Analemma - Have you ever seen this figure-8 on a globe and wondered what it is? This set of pages will clear that up for you.
    2. Analemma Project - description of a year long project to capture the analemma
    3. Analemma Sundial Java Applet - interactive site
    4. Earth Analemma from APOD
    5. Figure Eight in the Sky - a new perspective on an old fascination
    6. Martian Analemma from APOD
    7. Paper Plate Education - description of how to conduct an analemma project
    8. Sunrise Analemma from APOD
    9. Viewing and Understanding the Analemma - from Stanford Solar Center
  2. Asteroids: Deadly Impact - from National Geographic
  3. Aurora
    1. Aurora - fantastic time-lapse video of aurora from Kirkenes, Norway filmed by Terje Sørgjerd A video is available through this link
    2. The Aurora Page - Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights".
    3. Aurora Pictures - indexed by aurora seasons from 2000 to 2008
    4. Aurora: Shooting the Aurora Borealis - photography tips and some great pictures
    5. Auroral Activity Extrapolated from NOAA POES - The plots on this page show the current extent and position of the auroral oval at each pole
    6. Auroras: Paintings in the Sky - This site will show you what auroras look like from space and on Earth, explain how they are created, and show you where they can be found. Teach yourself using the "Self-Guided Lesson" button.
    7. Oklahoma aurora from APOD
    8. YouTube Videos -
  4. Basics of Space Flight - This starts with the basics of the solar system and quickly moves on to physics. A recap feature is provided at the end of each section of this project.
  5. Earth from Space - selected images from the NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database of images
  6. Earth's Seasons: Equinoxes and Solstices - four sun dial animations A video is available through this link
  7. Field Guide to the Universe - Spacecraft
  8. Hours of Daylight - use this java applet to determine the number of hours of daylight for any location and date. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. How long does each phase of the moon last? - from Dr. Marc at The Space Place from NASA
  10. The Inconstant Moon - With Inconstant Moon as your nightly guide you can explore Earth's ever-changing companion, and discover some of its strange phenomena.
  11. Leonid Meteor Shower estimator - enter your location and see an estimate of the peak time for your location. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Living in Space - design a space station
  13. Meteor Showers - a listing of meteor showers
  14. Meteorite Fragments - an exhibit from the Natural History Museum of London
    1. Virtual Wonders Exhibit - click and drag the image to rotate the meteorites Krasnojarsk meteorite | Stannern meteorite | Plainview meteorite | Henbury meteorite | Nakhla meteorite | Parnallee meteorite This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Papercraft - from Canon's Bubble Jet Printer Creative Park
    1. Sundial This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    2. Globe This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  16. Phases of the Moon - Shockwave simulation which clearly shows the reason for phases [relative distances are not to scale] A video is available through this link
  17. Phases of the Moon - This is one of the best animations for explaining moon phases. (from the Science Alberta Foundation) A video is available through this link
  18. Rise and Set Times for the Sun and Moon - To find today's Rise and Set Times for the Sun and Moon anywhere in the continental US, click on the map at the desired location. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Satellite Tracking and Prediction - real time satellite tracking This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Seasons - find exactly when the seasons start for any year from 1902 to 2102 with this java applet This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  21. Six Millennium Catalog of Phases of the Moon - moon Phases from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 4000 CE) by Fred Espenak
  22. Space Exploration History - There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration. - Anonymous
  23. Space Station - a rare inside view of the next frontier in space exploration (from PBS)

 

 

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