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A New and Stunning Way to See the Whole Earth

Glittering Blue

One part of one frame from Glittering.Blue, capturing Indonesia, much of South Asia and mainland China, and Typhoon Sudelor.

Credit: JMA / Charlie Loyd

The Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 sits 22,000 miles from Earth in orbit. On August 5, 2015, it peered down at the half of Earth that it can see, a hemisphere with Japan at its center.

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