Video: “A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit” – The disciplined tranquility of disorderly clouds

Check out the mesmerizing short film, A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit, which Felix Dierich created with time lapse imagery of the earth taken by the Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8: From 20,000 miles up, our home planet is a hypnotic swirl of the familiar and the sublime | Aeon Videos

Orbiting some 20,000 miles [35,786 km (22,236 mi) to be exact] above the Earth – much further than the International Space Station (245 miles) yet much closer than the Moon (c238,900 miles) – while perpetually fixed over the Eastern Hemisphere, Himawari-8 provides a unique perspective on the planet and its weather patterns. With the film’s haunting soundtrack and swirling imagery, it’s easy to get lost in the hypnotic clouds and forget that below them is half of humanity, rendered almost entirely invisible by the distance.


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