In July 2015 NASA’s EPIC camera on the NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite delivered its first photos of earth from a million miles away, where it is balanced between the gravity of the sun and our little blue planet.
Since then, thousands of images of Earth have been delivered, including the moon’s shadow being cast upon its surface and two lunar ‘photobombs’.
EPIC captures a photo every two hours, revealing to us the ever-changing movements of weather systems over the fixed features of land and water. This data allows scientists to monitor the many variables that are important to life here, ozone and aerosol levels, ultra-violet reflectivity and vegetation properties.
The DSCOVR team used over 3,000 images to create this remarkable time-lapse, giving us a sneak peak of what our world looks like from deep space.