Sun Lights
July 2017

Just as the Earth revolves around the sun, nearly all life upon the Earth revolves around and is dependent upon it. The sun feeds and powers us, its light guided the evolution of our eyes, and it illuminates our myths and metaphors. Even so, it projects damaging ultraviolet radiation, and one day it will expand into a red giant and consume us along with much of the solar system. For the next five billion or so years however, the sun will continue to warm us, regulate our circadian rhythms, and encourage us to spend long summer days at the beach. This issue looks at all the ways we relate to the sun, but also, for contrast, a few of those other lights that shine not from above but from beneath the ground -- the geothermal activity of volcanos, and the luminous colors of crystal growth.

An Aviation Field
An Aviation Field
Joana Pimenta
You Can Sunbathe in the Storm
You Can Sunbathe in the Storm
Alice Dunseath
Without Fire
Without Fire
Eliza McNitt
Laboratory Sun
Laboratory Sun
Tiago Marconi
Why sunflowers follow the sun
Why sunflowers follow the sun
Chris Burns
They Shine
They Shine
Rosa Barba
Look at the Sun
Look at the Sun
Brent Hoff
Brilliant Noise
Brilliant Noise
Semiconductor
Nature's Switch
Nature's Switch
Caroline Ward
Erinma Ochu
How We Get Our Skin Color
How We Get Our Skin Color
Laura Bonetta
Fabian De Kok-Mercado
Sun Milk
Sun Milk
Silvan Zweifel
Heliozoan
Heliozoan
Sally Warring
Three Light Bulbs
Three Light Bulbs
Min Ding
In Defense of Pondscum
In Defense of Pondscum
Danielle Parsons
Golden Shot
Golden Shot
Gökalp Gönen
Sleepless
Sleepless
Ellie Land
A Net to Catch The Light (视网膜 )
A Net to Catch The Light (视网膜 )
Erin Espelie
Stormy Sun
Stormy Sun
Daniel Münter
Solar Sinter Project
Solar Sinter Project
Markus Kayser
The Astronomer's Sun
The Astronomer's Sun
Simon Cartwright
Jessica Cope
Icarus
Icarus
César Pesquera
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