The Blue Marble Earth Montage • Earth.com

Last update: June 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA shows one of the most detailed depictions of the Earth ever created.

Known as the Blue Marble Earth Montage, the striking image is a composite of photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the new Suomi NPP satellite.

Pictures obtained during four orbits of the satellite were digitally projected onto the globe.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA

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