This motion background features a realistic Earth spinning in space with twinkling stars surrounding it and a solar flare peaking from behind.
We've created this Earth specifically with your needs in mind. We used Cinema 4D to generate a realistic planet Earth with free-use/high resolution images from NASA Visible Earth's website. The layers are important while constructing the model in many ways, but being able to offset the clouds rotation from the earth is a great way for this to feel more realistic and visually pleasing. We then composite the rendering from C4D into Adobe After Effects to add stars and additional lighting and polish with some filters and lens effects.