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Episode 3

Kate Humble is in the Arctic, where spring arrives with a bang. Helen Czerski chases a tornado to show how the earth's angle of tilt creates the most extreme weather on the planet.

Right now you're hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour (100,000 km an hour). In the next year you'll travel 584 million miles, to end up back where you started.

Presenters 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.

In this final episode we complete our journey, travelling back from the March equinox to the end of June. Kate Humble is in the Arctic at a place where spring arrives with a bang, whilst Helen Czerski chases a tornado to show how the earth's angle of tilt creates the most extreme weather on the planet.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Humble
Presenter Helen Czerski
Producer Arif Nurmohamed
Director Arif Nurmohamed
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf
Series Producer Stephen Marsh

Broadcasts

  • Sun 18 Mar 2012 21:00
  • Fri 30 Mar 2012 21:00
  • Sat 31 Mar 2012 00:30
  • Thu 12 Apr 2012 02:30
  • Wed 25 Apr 2012 23:30
  • Sat 19 Jan 2013 19:00
  • Sat 2 Feb 2013 18:30
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013 18:30
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013 22:00
  • Tue 17 Dec 2013 20:00
  • Wed 18 Dec 2013 00:25
  • Thu 15 May 2014 20:00
  • Thu 18 Dec 2014 20:00
  • Thu 14 Jun 2018 20:00
  • Fri 15 Jun 2018 02:00
  • Yesterday 13:45

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