Japan's New Satellite Captures an Image of Earth Every 10 Minutes

Derek Watkins writing for the New York Times's Science Blog:

A sense of perspective is unavoidable from 22,000 miles out. Looking down at Earth from that distance — almost three times farther than the diameter of the planet itself — allows a view of the globe as a massive organic system, pulsing with continuous movement.

Check out the crazy beautiful video and images the recently launched satellite has produced. According to Watkins:

NOAA and NASA aim to launch a similar advanced weather satellite, GOES-R, next March. The satellite will hover over either the eastern Pacific or the Caribbean and will track weather systems moving toward the United States.