Eye Candy: The Earth From Above


NASA already has a long history of compositing images of the earth (front and back).

Now the Russians have gone one better with their geostationary Electro-L weather satellite: its 121 megapixel images (1 km per pixel) were used to create the above timelapse video of the phases of Gaia.

This requires nothing less than full screen and 1080p for the required effect.