The Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 became operational this week. Every 10 seconds, it takes a photo of the entire planet from a geostationary orbit some 22,000-miles above New Guinea. Today, The NYT combined the 144 images captured on the satellite’s first day into an animation that demands your attention.
Behold EUMESAT's first annual global weather overview! Over the course of eight minutes, the narrated video reviews all the global weather 2013 had to offer, from arctic blasts to super-typhoons.