Your first task is to generate some clouds for the stormy sky that will cover your spinning globe. The Fractal Noise effect in the Professional version of After Effects is great for generating and animating clouds or other fluid things (such as flowing water) from scratch, and it doesn't require any footage.
The Fractal Noise effect is available only with the Professional version of Adobe After Effects or the Adobe Video Collection. If you have the Standard version of either product, you can install a demo version of the Professional version of After Effects from this book's DVD.
Follow these steps: