A Trippy Time-Lapse Visualization of the Ocean's Currents

Swirling currents circle the globe in this mesmerizing 3D model of the Earth's oceans. 

Swirling currents circle the globe in this mesmerizing 3D model of the Earth's oceans. NASA writes, "Some [currents] span hundreds to thousands of miles across vast ocean basins in well-defined flows. Others are confined to particular regions and form slow-moving, circular pools. Seen from space, the circulating waters offer a study in both chaos and order." Mark Wilson at FastCoDesign calls it "better than a Van Gogh," but compare the video and Starry Night, below, and decide for yourself!


Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, via Wikipedia

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