“Glittering Blue”

Charlie Loyd:

This is 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×.

This view of the earth is oddly fascinating. Make sure to read the About page for more detail.