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.
Image Credit: NASA