The chance to watch pretty pink flowers bloom sends people flocking to key cherry blossom spots every March.
While Japan is a hotspot for hanami (flower viewing), there are more than 3000 cherry trees in Washington DC alone. The city’s National Cherry Blossom Festival usually runs from the end of March until mid April at the Tidal Basin reservoir but has been suspended called off this year.
Instead, you can catch the blossoms at peak bloom on the BloomCam live feed (above) via EarthCam, best viewed in the early morning from Australia (otherwise you’ll catch the screen during DC’s night).
The view switches every sixty seconds or so to show the pastel-hued display from different vantage points, and the feed is refreshed every five minutes.
Other videos of the festival’s key events are featured on its website, including instructions on how to make a kite.
To catch a glimpse of the world’s best cherry blossom hotspots, head to Google Earth where they’re collected into one gallery, including Meguro River in Tokyo and Curitiba in Brazil.