On February 11, 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched their Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) to orbit Earth at Lagrange point 1, where the satellite is held in place between the gravity of Earth and the Sun approximately 1 million miles away.
Aboard DSCOVR is NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), which focuses only on Earth, allowing data scientists to monitor Earth’s atmosphere, ozone levels, ultraviolet reflectivity, vegetation, and cloud height.
On July 6, 2015, EPIC took it’s first photo of Earth and has continued to do so every two hours ever since. On it’s one year anniversary, the DSCOVR team collected more than 3,000 images to create this stunning time-lapse video for all to see.
Enjoy the video and be sure to turn your sound on to learn more about DSCOVR!