90 million miles away from us is the power that shapes our world - the Sun. We see it shine in the sky above us, but beyond our sight something dramatic is happening - the Sun is going into overdrive. It's more active now that it's been for a decade, sending eruptions of super-heated plasma and vast waves of radiation towards our planet. With the potential to disrupt our lives in dramatic ways. Using the latest satellite images, and the expertise of Britain's leading solar scientists, Kate Humble and Helen Czerski reveal the inner workings of our very own star, and the influence its mysterious cycles of activity have on our planet. They discover why the light reaching us from the Sun can be up to a million years old: they meet the teams who protect us by keeping a round-the-clock vigil on the Sun; and investigate why some scientists think longer term changes in the Sun's behavior.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Secret Life of the Sun - Secrets of Life - Netflix
Secrets of Life is a 1956 American documentary film written and directed by James Algar. The documentary follows the changing world of nature, the sky, the sea, the sun, planets, insects and volcanic action. The documentary was released on November 6, 1956, by Buena Vista Distribution.
The Secret Life of the Sun - Plot - Netflix
The fourth in Walt Disney's True-Life Adventure series, the 1956 film Secrets of Life features previously rarely-seen film footage of nature's “behind-the-scenes” goings-on that play a huge role in making the planet what it is. From bees to ants and the flora and fauna surrounding us, Secrets of Life reveal a sometimes startling glimpse into nature's wonders that we often take for granted. Accompanied by remarkably appropriate musical selections, viewers find themselves mesmerized by the metamorphosis of air-borne seeds into glorious plants and flowers with the help of time-lapse photography. Bees are seen as they go about the non-stop business of pollination, giving adage to the saying “busy as a bee.” Ants are shown in their various classifications, from workers to warriors to the regal “queen.” Countless protozoa are viewed in a single drop of water as the voice-over describes their role in the “big picture” of unseen nature. The close-ups provide an intimacy which gives these oft-neglected organisms a “face.” The folks at Disney once again bring subjects to life that heretofore were neglected.