Driven by energy from the Sun, air circulates in our planet’s atmosphere in complex but regular patterns. Call it the breath of the planet.
And now you can watch it, thanks to this video released by NASA. When you watch it, you won’t exactly be seeing the wind itself. But you will see the weather systems that, in a sense, make those winds visible.
More specifically, the animation is the first ever to offer a global mapping of rainfall and snowfall. And it consists of data from 12 satel