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Earth at the Turn of the Century

Earth at the Turn of the Century

The first full-disk (hemispheric) image of the Earth after the turn of the century on the East Coast of the U.S. was aquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite—GOES-8— at 12:45 AM Eastern Standard Time, January 1, 2000. For more high-resolution color images of the earth, see: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/test/goes.fulldisk.html

Image courtesy GOES project