"Most Amazing Earth Image" From the Other Side

By Jesus Diaz on at

NASA said that their Blue Marble 2012 was "the most amazing image of Earth ever." Now they have released the other half, answering to popular demand.

This look at the East hemisphere "is a composite of six separate orbits taken on January 23, 2012 by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. Both of these new 'Blue Marble' images are images taken by a new instrument flying aboard Suomi NPP, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite."

I wish it didn't have that banding, though. The Western side looks a lot better, as does the original Blue Marble. [NASA Goddard Flickr]

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