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Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey

Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski, exploring the relationship between the Earth's orbit and the weather. Right now you're hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour (100,000 kms an hour). In the next year you'll travel 584 million miles, to end up back where you started. In this series Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski follow the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, to witness the astonishing consequences this journey has for us all.

Episode 1 - From July to the December Solstice
Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski travel from July to the December solstice, experiencing spectacular weather and the largest tides on Earth. To show how the Earth's orbit affects our lives, Helen jumps out of an aeroplane and Kate briefly becomes the fastest driver on Earth.

Episode 2 - From January to the March Equinox
Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski travel from January to the March equinox. Kate gets closer to the Sun than she has ever been before, whilst Helen visits a place that gets some of the biggest and fastest snowstorms on Earth.

Episode 3 - From the March Equinox to the End of June
Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski travel from the March equinox to the end of June. Kate is in the Arctic at a place where spring arrives with a bang, whilst Helen chases a tornado to show how the earth's angle of tilt creates the most extreme weather on earth.


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