New Delhi: A series of stunning images captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, and converted into a video, throws up a stunning visual depiction of an entire year of life on Earth.
The images were captured through the four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite and converted into a timelapse sequence in the form of a video.
The team, led by EPIC lead scientist Jay Herman took all of the 3,000 images and made it into an incredible time-lapse sequence that shows an entire year of life on Earth. The camera captures a new picture of the planet every two hours.
"EPIC is placed at a special gravitational balance point and from this view, it sees the sunrise in the west and the sunset in the east at least 13 times a day," Herman told media.
This video starts from August 2015 to July 2016, and captures everything from the continents, deserts, forests, water bodies and weather systems.
NASA reported that the EPIC camera has till now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its position at Lagrange point 1, a sweet orbital spot a million miles from Earth, where the spacecraft is perfectly placed between the gravity of the Earth and the sun.
This is the perfect point from where our beautiful planet Earth could be captured as it makes its yearly journey around the sun.
This video is amazing and a must watch!