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Earth at the Turn of the Century
This page contains archived content and is no longer being updated. At the time of publication, it represented the best available science. However, more recent observations and studies may have rendered some content obsolete.
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 SatelliteGOES-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