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Watch a year in the life of Earth from 1 million miles away in these narrated and unnarrated videos that capture images taken by NASA’s EPIC camera. Earth is a very watery place: about 71 percent of its surface is covered in water. These time-lapse videos show water in its different states in the vast oceans, the North and South Poles, and in the changing cloud cover.
To view the Background Essay, Student Handout, and Teaching Tips for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.