In 2009, a satellite circled Earth, scanning and sorting the wavelengths reflecting off the planet’s surface.

Researchers noticed something baffling: an unexpected wavelength of unknown origin. They tried looking at Earth with only this wavelength and saw the planet covered in a red hue of varying intensity. So, what was going on? Zoe Pierrat explores the science of chlorophyll fluorescence.

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View full lesson: Earth’s mysterious red glow, explained – Zoe Pierrat

Length: 03 min 59 sec

Release Date: Sep 14, 2021

Educator: Zoe Pierrat

Director: Denis Chapon

Narrator: Bethany Cutmore-Scot

Storyboard Artists: Denis Chapon

Animator: Denis Chapon

Compositor: Denis Chapon

Art Director: Denis Chapon

Producers: The Animation Workshop, Bethany Cutmore-Scott 

Composer: André Aires

Sound Designer: André Aires

Director of Production: Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Director: Alex Rosenthal

Associate Editorial Producer: Cella Wright

Script Editor: Emma Bryce

Production Coordinator:  Abdallah Ewis

Fact-Checker: Jennifer Nam

About Denis: He graduated from École Émile Cohl as an animated film creator in 2005 and graduated from La Poudrière, nursery for young directors in 2007. A took a master class in project development at The Animation Workshop /TAW/ in Viborg, Denmark. Took part in the first edition of Animation Sans Frontière /ASF/ (Film Akademie, MOME Budapest, The Animation Workshop, Les Gobelins)