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Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski go on a mission to chronicle the devastating effects of Earth's movements. By following its voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, 584 million miles, Humble and Czerski discover why the planet tilts and how this results in such weather events as monsoons. They also find that some of the smallest changes in Earth's movement caused ice ages and that another glacial period could happen in the future.

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Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski cover the January to March equinox; Kate gets closer to the sun than she has ever been before, while Helen visits a place that gets some of the biggest and fastest snowstorms on Earth.
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Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski follow the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit;, they travel from July to the December solstice, experiencing spectacular weather and the largest tides on Earth; to show how the Earth's orbit affects daily life, Helen jumps out of an airplane and Kate briefly becomes the fastest driver on the planet.

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