We often see animated satellite images of storms over the Atlantic that show us 12- or 24-hour loops, but how about a satellite loop that lasts 2,150 hours? An ambitious YouTuber created this awesome time lapse video showing four months of storms over the western Pacific in just two minutes.

Jason Batey collected 2,150 hourly infrared satellite images from Japan's MTSTAT-2 weather satellite to create the time lapse that covers January through March of this year.


We will likely see some similar time lapse videos pop up in December or January for the weather over North America during 2014. One of the best time lapses in recent years was created by NOAA back in 2011, chronicling that year's Atlantic hurricane season (seen above).

[Videos: Jason Batey / NOAA]

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