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Monday, May 04, 2009

The Earth

Those of you who have Dish Network may have already discovered this. Dish has put up a video feed of the Earth as seen from their Echostar 11 satellite at an orbital position of 110°. It's not really live video but a series of still images updated about every 15 seconds. If you have Dish Network, you can find the feed on channel 212. Click here for a YouTube video of 24 hour sequence from this camera. Near the end of the video you can see the moon passing behind the Earth. Something about seeing a "live" image of Earth from space is simply fascinating.


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