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3000 Shot Timelapse Shows 1-Year On Earth 1 Million Miles From Our Planet

NASA has released a timelapse of earth that captures a full year from 1 million miles away.

| Landscape and Travel


The above video has been released by NASA and it shows 1 year in the life of earth, captured in 3000 photos by a camera that's approximately 1 million miles away from our planet. 

The images used to make the timelapse were captured on the space agency's EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) camera which sits on the NOAA DSCOVR satellite, balancing between the gravity of our home planet and the sun. The EPIC camera, which has been in orbit since February 2015, takes a photo every 2 hours and previously we've seen images captured by EPIC merged to create a 1-day cycle of earth

EPIC will allow scientists to monitor ozone and aerosol levels in Earth’s atmosphere, cloud height, vegetation properties and the ultraviolet reflectivity of Earth. We just think it's a pretty cool thing to see and it certainly shows what amazing things technology can be used for.

If you're interested in seeing more space related photography articles, we've shared aerial perspective shots captured on Mars, images of Pluto captured from 1930 to 2015 and an awesome photo of the moon with the ISS flying over it. We also have a pretty cool feature on astrophotographer Bartosz Wojczynski who specialises in high-resolution lunar imaging.


(Via PetaPixel)

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