Last update: September 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
NPP’s ‘Blue Marble’ – Eastern Hemisphere image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS. Although instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite.
The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer. Therefore the Suite or VIIRS is the primary imaging instrument onboard NPP. Therefore and it acquires data in 22 spectral bands covering visible, near-infrared, and thermal infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. NPP’s ‘Blue Marble’ – Eastern Hemisphere.
The Eastern, Western, and Australian views were created by NASA scientist Norman Kuring. Also They are composite images using a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012. The Arctic composite was collected on May 26, 2012 from the OceanColor group at Goddard/NASA.