Via Popular Mechanics.
Our world never looked so good.
James Tyrwhitt-Drake created this 4k-quality time-lapse of what the Earth looks like from orbit by stitching together images from the Elektro-L Russian weather satellite, which takes a 121-megapixel picture every half-hour. The sat orbits the planet about 25,000 miles over the Indian Ocean.
The raw images aren’t quite this perfect. Tyrwhitt-Drake writes on YouTube that he had to correct for misalignments and image artifacts that happened when the camera faced the sun. But they combine to make the highest-quality video of our home world we’ve ever seen.
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