Using images captured by two of NASA’s geostationary satellites, GOES 13 and GOES 15, University of Victoria graduate student James Tyrwhitt-Drake pieced them together to create a timelapse video. The timelapse covers nearly two months of time, between November 30, 2014 and January 26, 2015.
The resulting video depicts infrared light as it is absorbed by the planet’s clouds and water vapor. The brighter a section looks in the video, the more infrared light is being blasted into space.
Amazingly, each second of the video’s imagery encompasses 21 hours of time on Earth.