Google Earth Time-lapse is an impressive tour through the recent history of our planet. Using composites of annual Landsat images, from 1984-2012, you can see how the world has changed during the last 28 years.
The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is clearly visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Previously thought to be an impact crater, the flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise.
The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this beautiful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time, May 5, 2013. Image © NASA
Time Lapse – Earth, the beauty of our planet! All the sequences were taken by the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). All footage has been color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized by Bruce W. Berry Jr. “Thanks guys for making this available to the public for use!”
The remote Antarctic research station Concordia witnessed its last sunset for over three months last Sunday. From here on they will work and live under artificial lighting as they survive and conduct research at the remotest base on Earth. Image © IPEV/PNRA–A. Litterio