Watch Earth's Heart Beat In This Mesmerising Animation

By Jesus Diaz on at

There's something about this animation that has me totally mesmerised. Like a lava lamp, but better. It's as if Earth has an invisible heart beat showing through the surface temperature of our oceans. Beautiful.

Made by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it shows "the sea surface temperature (SST) simulation from GFDL's high resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model. As the animation focuses on various locations of the world ocean we see the major current systems eg. the Agulhas current, Brazil current, Gulf Stream, Pacific Equatorial current, Kuroshio current."

I wish there was a real time 3D screen saver showing these kinds of animations all day long. [NOAA]