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Planet Earth’s Northern Hemisphere

May 15, 2012

A time-lapse of Planet Earth, created from images produced by the geostationary Electro-L Weather Satellite. The images were obtained beginning on May 14th, and end on May 20th, 2011.  The satellite’s camera takes 121 million megapixel images of Earth every half-hour.  credit:  James Drake