Sunrise Earth
September 2, 2016 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Sunrise Earth was a TV series which focused, for nearly an hour, on a specific location at sunrise. As with Slow TV, there was no narration obscuring the sounds of nature. Locations included New Zealand, Everglades National Park, a waterfall in Scandinavia, Ninagiak Island, Cape Cod, and Venice.

Other locations/episodes include:

* Argentina (seal pups).
* La Paz waterfall gardens nature park.
* Antalya Harbour, Turkey.
* Vermont (balloons).
* Baía Formosa, Brazil (eclipse).
* Katmai National Park, Alaska (bears).
* Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (geysers).
* Tambopata, Peru (rainforest canopy).
* Acadia National Park, Maine.
* Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (beavers).

Previously mentioned: [1] [2] [3]
posted by Wordshore (16 comments total) 71 users marked this as a favorite
 
Loved that series; the original slow TV! The last link is at Schwabacher's landing, a classic spot for photography in the Grand Tetons. These are just the thing to have on the TV as you slowly cook a big breakfast on a weekend with no obligations.
posted by TedW at 2:23 PM on September 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


a waterfall in Scandinavia

That's a bit of a buried lede: it's specifically Gullfoss, Iceland.
posted by Quasirandom at 3:24 PM on September 2, 2016


The "Scandinavian" waterfall is in Iceland, an island which is over 1400 kilometers from the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Yes, I know that Iceland and Finland are so often called Scandinavian countries in English that it's practically canonical by now, but it's a bit like refering to Ireland as being part of "Britain".

Watch that video, incidentally, Gullfoss is a really pretty place at any time of day or year.

posted by Kattullus at 3:26 PM on September 2, 2016


Fair enough; I forgot to go back to that and a few other links and expand a bit more on the detail as shown just inside the video. Thanks for the more specific location.
posted by Wordshore at 3:30 PM on September 2, 2016


IIRC when this was originally released it was one of the few pieces of HD content on TV so you'd check them out when you got an HDTV.
posted by bitdamaged at 3:41 PM on September 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is the little blurb that shows up at 40:26 in the Iceland video a) true and b) put there by the video uploader, or was it original to the series?
posted by nat at 4:37 PM on September 2, 2016


My cat loves the Everglades one. For obvious reasons.
posted by fiercekitten at 4:51 PM on September 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Probably one of my favorite shows when I got my new "tube" HDTV in the mid-2000's. Back in the glory days of HDTV when it was still so new that media companies had to go out of their way to make HD content. Now I'm holding my breath for Sunrise Earth 4K.
posted by kfkcam at 7:20 PM on September 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


It it OK to self-link to sunrise from my bedroom window here?
posted by quinndexter at 8:28 PM on September 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Argentina's sunrise was very much enjoyed at my work today, thanks!
posted by chapps at 11:17 PM on September 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Nice. Thanks for posting.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:15 AM on September 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


nat: Is the little blurb that shows up at 40:26 in the Iceland video a) true and b) put there by the video uploader, or was it original to the series?

Well, it's attested in at least collection of folk tales. But that only means that some children long ago in a region of Iceland were told that. As a child I was never told not to use raven feathers as drinking straws. Not that I did. Or anyone else. The subject never came up, honestly.
posted by Kattullus at 1:05 PM on September 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


love this.
posted by TMezz at 3:11 PM on September 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


There was a period of time around 2007-2008 where I was freelance/underemployed and would start my day watching Sunrise Earth with my coffee. It's a nice peaceful program and I miss starting my day that way.
posted by Fleebnork at 3:29 PM on September 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wow this is great stuff. I really enjoy playing this slow TV content in the background as I go about my day but these natural scenes make me wish for a much larger high definition television to play them on!
posted by The Correspondent on the Continent at 2:58 AM on September 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


The bit about the waterfall in Iceland and not Scandinavia suddenly reminded of this brief clip from Screaming Masterpiece.
posted by Wordshore at 5:09 AM on September 10, 2016


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