#NASA #Earth – Do you know how fast our Earth moves? See this ‘EPIC’ video by NASA : NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard 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.
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 stunning video is released by NASA to mark one year of EPIC capturing the pictures of earth. These 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.”