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    No title - THE SUN. Diagrams to show comparative astronomic dimensions.

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of the sun shining through clouds. M/S of two young women sunbathing in their swimming costumes. M/S of man moving telescope, L/S as it emerges from dome. Various diagrams of gasses that form the sun showing a bit that was cast off, cooled and became the earth. M/S of a woman sunbathing on her front. M/S of another diagram showing the sun's diameter. The girl stands up and walks in front of a circle representing the sun, she stretches her arms out at each side but cannot reach the edges, then she holds up a sixpence piece showing the contrast between the size of the earth and the sun. M/S diagram of dark nucleus at centre of sun, various photographs and diagrams showing sun spots where the outer layer gets a hole in and we can see the centre.

    Various shots of the damage sun can do - M/S of a cottage, lightening is superimposed to look like it is striking. M/S's of storm damage, a landslide, earthquake and floods. People walk over a makeshift bridge to avoid the water, and a man carries a girl through. M/S as a girl moves her straps to show tan marks. A diagram shows how far away the sun is from the earth, and we see an aeroplane flying, the narrator says it would take 106 years to reach the sun. M/S picture of William IV and Queen Victoria. If the aeroplane had set off in 1832 at the time of William then it would only just have arrived.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:04:00 / 01:56:29:00
    NSP 159
    Sort Number:
    NSP 159
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology
    STARLIGHT Educational Science Films
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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