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Video: A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit



A year through the distant eyes of meteorological satellite Himawari-8 – a hypnotic stream of Earth’s beauty, fragility and disasters.

Animation of satellite irradiation scan measurements, scientific data by meteorological satellite Himawari-8 courtesy of JMA/BoM/NCI.

Winner of the 2019 Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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Attribution note on the data, which the images in this film are based on: 
Satellite observations were originally processed by the Bureau of Meteorology from the geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-8 operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Access to this dataset was provided by the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), which is supported by the Australian Government.

Running time: 16:04

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