Here Is Today - An Interactive Look at Time

Here is Today is a look at time through an interactive stacked bar chart. Click your way from today up to the initial formations of the Earth around 4.6 billion years ago. Then use this timeline to visualize when the first simple life forms and oxidation occurred, through to when the first fish and insects started to inhabit the Earth, and then when human beings reached anatomical modernity at just 200,000 years ago. If that's not enough to show you how tiny our existence is on such a timescale, the last step will illustrate the timescale of how old the universe is estimated to be - around 13.8 billion years old.

Click your way through this elegant portrayal of the history of time here.