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Witness 32 years of Hong Kong land reclamation with this animated satellite timelapse

Google timelapse uses 33 cloud-free annual mosaics shot between 1984 and 2016 to demonstrate how Earth has changed over the past 32 years. Its Hong Kong “time machine” combines satellite data to show the extent of the city’s land reclamation works.

Use the animated slider to watch parts of Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, Chek Lap Kok airport and Disneyland emerge from the ocean. Use the zoom function for a closer look.

See also: Interactive map visualises 150+ years of land reclamation in Hong Kong

Witness 32 years of Hong Kong land reclamation with this animated satellite timelapse