I’m a few weeks late posting about this, but better late than never…

Google has stitched together 28 years worth of satellite imagery to allow anyone to create a timelapse animation of anywhere that you can link to or embed on a website or blog.

Just go to Google’s Earth Engine and type in a location.

Here’s an example of one showing the deforestation of the Amazon:

You can adjust the time so it’s much slower, as well as zooming in or out.

Popular Science has created a nice gallery of timelapses, as has TIME Magazine.

I’m adding this info to The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web.