On February 3rd for some reason NASA tuned up DSCOVR to send images of the Earth every 20min instead of the regular 2 hours interval. Last time they did this was for the great USA solar eclipse, in order to catch the most frames out of the event. But this time I don't see what event would have motivated that. Any idea ?
As a side note I'm interested in DSCOVR stuff because I developed an app called Blueturn that interpolates EPIC images to create an interactive video, actually the first and only permanent video of the Whole Earth. More generally, the app gives access to a 3D virtual world of the Earth's neighborhood, so you can even look at the Lissajous path if you zoom out. Regarding my question, higher rates improve the result in Blueturn, specially when tweaking a geostationary animation. You can check also in the app with this direct link:
Or check directly the video via this tweet link: https://twitter.com/BlueturnEarth/status/961557440360837120