Every five seconds, this scene of Earth changes as the months change. Because the effects of seasonal change is most profound in the northern hemisphere, we have chosen to highlight this area.
The planet ‘breathes’ as the angle of the Sun changes during Earth’s 365-day orbit. Not only do the snow bands move with the seasons but also watch the green ebb and flow in the equatorial forests of Africa.
In related WebGL experiment, I combined a movie of Jupiter’s clouds, added rotation and a 3D model I created earlier. The twisted torus rotating randomly around Jupiter adds a surreal, science fiction feel to this piece. Make sure to check it out at https://www.terrazoom.com/atlas/cc/proj7/index2.html