Our timelapse player is only available on desktop.

The global timelapse video shows changes to our planet visible from Landsat satellite imagery.

The video has one frame per year. Each frame is a 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the entire Earth, generated from 30-meter resolution Landsat images. Landsat collects new imagery over each location in the world about once every two weeks. Using Earth Engine’s analysis platform, each year’s worth of images was combined into a single cloud-free, per-pixel composite for that year.

Timelapse is an example that illustrates the power of Earth Engine’s cloud-computing model. The platform can be used for other types of analysis as well.

To embed a timelapse viewer on your site, use the “Share or embed” button above. You can also create a timelapse tour that moves from one destination to another over time using the Timelapse Tour Editor.

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