35.786 km above Earth, travelling at more than 11.000 km/h, Himawari-8, Japan’s most advanced meteorological satellite, observes the Eastern Hemisphere day and
night. For one year we look through the eyes of the distant observer. From solstice to solstice, from pole to pole, from storm to storm we watch Earth’s beauty and fragility, weather’s wonders, forces and disasters – from space, it all looks miraculous. Imagery created and animated by the filmmaker based on scientific observation data: Irradiation scans by the meteorological satellite Himawari-8. Numerical measurement data provided by JMA / BoM / NCI. Sound composed by mixing samples algorithmically based on video image content.

Felix Dierich was born in 1980 and grew up in Lübeck, Germany. In 2008 he graduated from Oldenburg University with a diploma in computer science and arts and media as secondary subject. He lives in Oldenburg, where he works in the renewable energy sector. His artistic activity is in the fields of photography, short films and installations.