I thought I’d share a new image of God’s wonderous creation with you. It’s a new high-resolution image recently released by NASA, their article is re-posted below:
NPP’s ‘Blue Marble’
January 25, 2012
A ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.
Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS. NPP orbits the earth at 512 miles above the surface. The image is composited from 4 orbits. A map projection algorithm is used to put the VIIRS data in the image. The map projection transformation provides the global look of the image.
+ web view | + hi-res image
Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
via : Suomi NPP :.
Thank you, NASA!