This Amazing NASA Video Shows Every Rainstorm on Earth for 10 Days

Apr 02, 2015

NASA has released a stunning visualization of every rainstorm, snow storm, hurricane and everything else that occurred on Earth from August 4 - 14, 2014. The time lapse video was made possible by data from NASA's one-year-old Global Precipitation Measurement satellite mission, which scientists are using to understand the Earth's freshwater resources and natural disasters.

PHOTOS: This Astronaut's Images of Earth Look Like Beautiful Abstract Paintings

Harsh land. Windswept valleys in northern #Africa
"Harsh land. Windswept valleys in northern #Africa"—Alexander Gerst via Twitter on July 6, 2014Alexander Gerst—ESA
Harsh land. Windswept valleys in northern #Africa
Land use in South Africa, you can see where water is.
Irrigation in the #Sahara #Desert looks like a challenging task from up here... #BlueDot
An open history book of our planet: the #Sahara Desert
An open history book of our planet: the # Sahara Desert
Close-up of gigantic Salar of Uyuni in Bolivia. You can even see the salt fields and the 'Cactus Island'
The #Moon was still behind the horizon. A #FataMorgana of atmospherical refraction #BlueDot
When I took this photo, I was sure these are clouds. But now I'm not so sure... #BlueDot
Nasa: Astronaut Alexander Gerst pictures
An open history book of our planet: the #Sahara Desert
Human-made fires in East Africa. Can you spot them?
"Harsh land. Windswept valleys in northern #Africa"—Alexander Gerst via Twitter on July 6, 2014
Alexander Gerst—ESA
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