A Breathing Earth
Here’s a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing.
John Nelson is a designer, well known for tracing complex weather patterns or cultural information on maps. He downloaded the twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth (“Blue Marble Next Generation”) for each month of the year and combined them into animated gifs that show the movement of land ice and vegetation. He calls them “A Breathing Earth.”