geostationary orbit: often referred to as a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO), is a circular geosynchronous orbit35,786 km (22,236 mi) above Earth’s equator and following the direction of Earth’s rotation.
Fascinating timelapse perspective from a satellite in geostaionary orbit over Earth’s equator for a full year. Do yourself a favor and put on headphones, bump it to HD and lose yourself for 8 minutes as night turns to day and day turns to night as weather patterns develop and swirl like they’re painted by a master artist. Absolutely mesmerizing.
“A year through the distant eyes of meteorological satellite Himawari-8 – a hypnotic stream of Earth’s beauty, fragility and disasters. Animation of satellite irradiation scan measurements, scientific data by meteorological satellite Himawari-8 courtesy of JMA/BoM/NCI.”
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