Monday, January 25, 2016
The Glittering Red, White & Blue
Japan's Himawari-8 satellite is in stationary orbit over New Guinea where it captures some truly amazing imagery of the Earth. Every day the satellite captures imagery of the western Pacific, Australia, and parts of Asia, Antarctica & Alaska
Glittering Blue is a time-lapse video of Himawari 8's imagery from just one day. The video shows 24 hours of imagery from August 3rd 2015 in 12 seconds. Since the launch of Himawari-8 I've seen a number of time-lapse GIF's that people have created from its satellite imagery. What makes Glittering Blue stand out is its sheer size, which really showcases the amazing quality of Himawari-8's imagery.
In the center of the video you can see the whirling Typhoon Soudelor, a category 5 super-typhoon.