fun & family stuff

Welcome to the Fun Stuff section of the Shirenewton Church website. Here are some hopefully interesting, educational, useful and amusing things for your!

very cool websites to visit

Sense of Perspective

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons. 


Scale of the universe

Another site similar to the above demonstrating the scale of the universe in a novel way.


Picture of Europe

The most amazing picture of Europe

Test your typing speed

Test your typing speed here

What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

Click here yo go to YouTube and play the movie


A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy.


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