Daily views of Earth from space

In almost real time, the full, sunlit side of the Earth, available every day from a new NASA’s website.

Now the images taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), are available to the new website.



DSCOVR is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force.

Once a day NASA will post at least a dozen new color images of Earth acquired from 12 to 36 hours earlier by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC). Each daily sequence of images will show the Earth as it rotates, thus revealing the whole globe over the course of a day. The new website also features an archive of EPIC images searchable by date and continent.

NASA's EPIC instrumentEPIC instrument views the entire sunlit face of the Earth from sunrise to sunset in 10 narrowband channels, from ultraviolet to near infrared. These measurements can be used to determine ozone, aerosols, cloud heights, dust, volcanic ash.  Image Credit: NASA / DSCOVR

Check out the latest photos of the Earth from the mission here.



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