Those clever folks at the Lawrence Hall of Science know just how mesmerizing time-lapse films can be, and they have exploited both their technical expertise, as well as their hill-top location, to capture a day in the life of Berkeley’s weather.

“The View” aims to help children understand the weather by correlating the view from the Lawrence Hall of Science with weather data and satellite imagery. The project is part of the museum’s weather exhibit and the FOSS weather CD-ROM.

We say it’s far too interesting for this to be limited to the kids’ market. Don’t bother clicking on the image above — the Hall is too savvy to allow others to embed their film — rather, roll on over to the View video on the LHS website and watch the sun rise, and then set, over our city yesterday.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...