Cool video.... I wish whoever did the rotating image of the earth for the credits knew which way the earth rotated, but other than that, I liked.
The apparent motion of the Earth in the video is not necessarily due to rotation any more than the apparent motion of the mountains and streams is.
Except that the lighting direction indicates that it is due to rotation.... although I will concede that I'm a bit biased as to the direction time should run. :)
Having turned 54 yesterday, I wouldn't mind about 25 years of time flowing backwards. Especially if I could retain what I now know.
Oddly enough, I became an earth scientist via my high school English teacher. He was a rock climber and taught me how to climb. From rock climbing, I turned to rocks as a field of study.
I've been practicing geology (the engineering variety) in Washington state for about a dozen years and went to WWU for grad school. Good to see a Pacific Northwest person on Science Blogs.
I look forward to following your blog.