Partners: Darlow Smithson and Handel Productions in association with Shocks of Mighty for WGBH/’Nova’ and Discovery Channel Canada; distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Length: 1 x 2 hours
Aired: May 2012 (Canada)
Rights available: All rights worldwide except U.S. and Canada
This two-hour special provides a new window upon our little corner of the universe, courtesy of cutting-edge technology that turns raw satellite data into computer-generated imagery to depict natural events. Through the satellite images, the invisible processes that govern our planet’s weather and indeed, our eco-systems, are shown in vivid detail. Here we see hurricanes whirl into shape, solar storms puncturing the Earth’s magnetic field, and other eye-popping examples of the interconnectivity between unseen forces that all add up to make our world work.