This visualization is created and maintained by Ian Webster. See more of my work at ianww.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Plate tectonic and paleogeographic maps by C.R. Scotese, PALEOMAP Project. For more information visit: https://www.earthbyte.org/paleomap-paleoatlas-for-gplates & www.globalgeology.com. Read more about the methods used here.
Some elements of this visualization are not adjusted for time (eg. cloud and star positions). The locations are accurate to ~100 km. The coloring of the maps is based on elevation and bathymetry: dark blue = deep water, light blue = shallow water; dark green, green, tan, brown, white = ground in increasing order of elevation.