The Blue Marble

If you have a spare couple of minutes, check this out. It’s simple amazing (and worth the wait with the long loading time).


It’s one day’s observations from Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, animated in a loop. It shows the western Pacific, Australia, and parts of Asia, Antarctica, and Alaska as they looked on one day in mid-2015. It covers 24 hours in 12 seconds – a time lapse factor of 7,200×.


It’s frikking amazing. I could watch it for hours. I love space.

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