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Aira Idris Aira Idris | 11:30 UK time, Tuesday, 14 February 2012

We have finally decided on the title of our series. So long '23 Degrees' and hello 'Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey'.

23 Degrees was always the working title and with this change we're just about wrapping up.

Look out for more updates. What do you think about the title?


  • Comment number 1.

    Congratulations! Really enjoyed the first programme. Explanations on how the winds and tides circulate around the hemisphere's and influence our climates was excellent. Have read numerous books on weather etc but this really helped to explain why the weather systems operate in the way they do. Very well presented. Thoroughly looking forward to the next installment!

  • Comment number 2.

    Like a lot of people I enjoy astronomy and science programmes but, like a lot of BBC programmes these says, I can sum up in one word why this programme was spoilt for me... KILOMETRES. The makers would seem to be aiming at a younger audience than I.

  • Comment number 3.

    Pity the charming presenters did not see fit to explain the tides, presumably they know the cause. Gravity accounts for the high tide on the side facing the moon, but, unless gravity blows, cannot explain the tide on the opposite side of the earth. Not a good didactic stance.

    Another programme which should differentiate between CGI, and real images.

    Regards Charles.

  • Comment number 4.


    Kilometres or miles? @Eric the Red - We favoured the metric system as it is the system of measurement used by scientists, although we often referred to miles too.

    @cpochin the explanation of what causes the tides explored the tides in relation to the Sun and the Moon’s gravity, and the rotation of the Earth beneath these two bodies. In a popular science programme we inevitably have to simplify our explanations, and in this case we decided not to explore the reasons for the tidal bulge on the opposite side of the Earth. The film was designed to highlight the role of the Earth’s spin in the tides, so we felt that the priority was to explore this aspect.

    Many Thanks


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