A time-lapse of Planet Earth, created from images produced by the Rusiian geostationary Electro-L Weather Satellite. The images were obtained beginning on May 14th, and end on May 20th, 2011. The images are the largest whole disk images of our planet, each image is 121 megapixels, and the resolution is 1 kilometer per pixel. The satellite, which is in orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator, snaps a picture of the planet every 30 minutes. The images have been interpolated (smoothed) to create this video. The images are taken in four different wavelengths of light, three visible, and one infrared. The satellite uses infrared light to see plants. The infrared light is made orange (so we can see it) in these images, and shows vegetation.
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