#NASA #Earth – Watch the stunning video as NASA captures entire year on Earth seen from million miles : NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onbroad Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, took stunning photos of an entire year of life on earth.
The satellite’s first, impressive image was released last year on July 20. The stunning video is released by NASA to mark one year of EPIC capturing the pictures of earth.
DSCOVR sits about one million miles away from our home here on the ground at Lagrange point 1, a sort of gravitational balance point between the Earth and the Sun and conducts its primary mission of real-time solar wind monitoring for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It provides early warnings of potentially dangerous space weather events, acting as a solar storm buoy in deep space.
The images were captured through the four megapixel CCD camera and telescope and were then converted into time-lapse sequence. The camera captures the picture of the planet in every two hours.
The video consists of 3000 images that start from August 2015 to July 2016 and captures everything from the continents, deserts, forests, water bodies and weather systems.
Jay Herman, the EPIC lead scientist for the DSCOVR mission, said “The hourly images of the entire sunlit side of the Earth provided by EPIC will be used to study the daily variations of features over the entire globe, helping us to better understand and protect our home planet.”
A haze around the edges has been revealed from the images taken by the satellite that is caused by the scattering of light molecules in the atmosphere, which is also what makes the sky blue during the day and red when the sun sets.
On July 15, Moon moved for the second time between the satellite and the earth. The clouds can be clearly seen, shifting and changing as well as the seasons can be watched running their course as first the South Pole comes into view and then the North.
Watch the incredible video here:
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