Earth As Art 5

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In the 5th edition of Earth as Art, we continue to display the Earth as our eyes cannot see it—in creative combinations of visible and infrared light. 

These unreal views of farmland, coastlines, and snowscapes remind us of the powerfully artistic qualities of Earth’s land features.

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Image Dimensions: 1920 x 1080

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Length: 00:02:15

Location Taken: Sioux Falls, SD, US

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Fanciful Fluorescence. Lurking Madness. Serene Expressions. The titles of the images in the fifth edition of Earth As Art speak to the powerfully artistic qualities of Earth’s natural features when tinged with unnatural colors. Take a closer look at the latest additions to Earth As Art. Art serves as a great partner in the communication of science, bringing emotion to the pursuit of understanding. The pieces in this collection look like abstract art but are actual satellite images. Satellite imagery has long served the rational and disciplined approaches of science to better understand our Earth. These images, with a bit of creativity, can also excite our imaginations with the beauty and art that surround us. In this newest collection of Earth As Art, we continue to display the Earth as our eyes cannot see it—in creative combinations of visible and infrared light.