I was very inspired by Glittering Blue which shows images of a Japanese weather satellite. After becoming interested in timelapse videos I began collecting images from the public servers of said weather satellite to compile a nice video out of it. This is the result:

Some time after Glittering Blue was released someone took the time to put together a npm module. Using this I collected images for about two month. I put together the result with ffmpeg:

ffmpeg -framerate 15 -pattern_type glob -i '*.jpg' -vf scale=-1:1080 -c:v libx264 out.mp4

The video above has a framerate of 30 and looks smooth. At a framerate of 15 you have enough time to actually look at the earth. The reason for having to make a tradeoff is, that the satellite only makes an image every 10 minutes which gives us 6 seconds per day @24 frames.

Another issue is that sometimes frames are missing which leads to jerks in the video. Overall it was a nice little experience.

Thanks to NICT