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A New and Stunning Way to See the Whole Earth

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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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