Blue Marble Data
January 4, 2018 8:26 PM   Subscribe is a set of links to "Near-realtime Earth observation resources"
posted by gwint (4 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
The creator, Charlie Loyd, is a great writer, too. I loved this piece on his grandmother.
posted by waninggibbon at 8:48 PM on January 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

Thanks for this incredible resource, waninggibbon!
posted by MidStream at 10:14 PM on January 4, 2018

This is great, thanks.
Also a stupendous domain name!
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:04 AM on January 5, 2018

Here's an Australia-centred view from Himawari 8 made available by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

The default view there is composited from RGB imagery on the daylight side of the terminator and monochrome infrared (lighter = colder) on the night side. Having a unified view of the clouds in this way is really cool.

New image sets from Himawari 8 arrive every ten minutes. I've got an Odroid XU4 in the back shed that's been collecting image tiles from the BoM site since late November; every morning it stitches the collection into a 1080p movie at 18fps, making a whole day/night cycle take 8 seconds.

I have about five and a half minutes of that now. It's quite meditative to look at, but not yet long enough to avoid the end coming as a disappointing shock. Once I have an hour's worth, which will cover all of 2018 plus bits of 2017 and 2019, I plan to stick it up on YouTube.
posted by flabdablet at 5:06 AM on January 6, 2018

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