Earth, as Seen From 22,000 Miles Overhead

The Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 became operational this week. Every 10 seconds, it takes a photo of the entire planet from a geostationary orbit some 22,000-miles above New Guinea. Today, The NYT combined the 144 images captured on the satellite‚Äôs first day into an animation that demands your attention. » 7/10/15 7:45pm 7/10/15 7:45pm