skunkbear

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Fear not, North America, summer shall return!

After the frigid week I’ve experienced here in D.C., it does my heart good to watch this video - seeing the ice recede and give way to green. I built the video with satellite images collected by NASA satellites. They’re composite photos with no cloud cover and incredible resolution - 500 meters per pixel! If your internet connection is good enough, you can visit their site and download a satellite map of earth that is 432,000 pixels by 864,000 pixels.

This animation may look familiar to you: I was inspired by an incredible image made by designer John Nelson last year. I just wanted to zoom in and get a good look at North America (where I live) and slow it down a bit so I could really see that transition.

I especially love how snow lingers on the peaks of the Rockies.