I think it’s good to look at our home now and then, from a different perspective than the ground-view we get every day. The image above is simply stunning:
This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. Much of the information contained in this image came from a single remote-sensing device-NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. Flying over 700 km above the Earth onboard the Terra satellite, MODIS provides an integrated tool for observing a variety of terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric features of the Earth.
And below, an enchanting view of the Moon, as seen from the International Space Station by astronaut Noguchi Soichi on February 28:
Another beautiful “Silver” moon! I love it! Enjoy full moon tonite, everybody.