Here Was Earth On Earth Day

By Chris Mills on at

Yesterday was Earth Day, a globally-recognised day of awareness for recycling and hybrids and all the good stuff. To celebrate, the European Space Agency released this rather wonderful image of our special planet on its special day.

The image was captured by Meteosat-10, using its Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager. SEVIRI is a half-meter-wide scanning radiometer, which spans four channels of visible light, and eight channels of infra-red. It’s capable of scanning an entire image of Earth’s disc once every 15 minutes, something normally used to help track weather. [ESA]

Image credit: Eumetsat/ESA