Earth Is Amazing. This Video Proves It.

The most accurate, highest resolution video of Earth ever made

We hardly need any more proof that earth is this tremendous miracle where incredible things happen every day, but it sure is nice to be reminded of that fact. That's precisely what the video does... in GLORIOUS 4K RESOLUTION.

No joke: this is the highest res representation of Earth ever created.

A timelapse of Earth in 4K resolution, as imaged by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite, from May 15th to May 19th, 2011. Elektro-L is located ~40,000 km above the Indian ocean, and it orbits at a speed that causes it to remain over the same spot as the Earth rotates. The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image (11136x11136 pixels) every 30 minutes with visible and infrared light wavelengths. The images were edited to adjust levels and change the infrared channel from orange to green to show vegetation more naturally. The images were resized by 50%, misalignments between frames were manually corrected, and image artifacts that occurred when the camera was facing towards the sun were partially corrected. The images were interpolated by a factor of 20 to create a smooth animation. The animation was rendered in the Youtube 4K UHD resolution of 3840x2160. An original animation file with a resolution of (5568x5568) is available on request.

Watch and be amazed and also humbled by how rubbish, small and inconsequential you are.


    Here's a link to the video (I can't find it in the article?)

      Cheers, bit slack on the writers behalf

    Pfft, man, all these gen-y Earth groupies getting on board nowadays, I was into Earth before these noobs even knew what earth was, before they existed even.

    Watch and be amazed and also humbled by how rubbish, small and inconsequential you are my monitor's resolution is

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