This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear
from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image
is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate
Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard
satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot
of the Earth’s clouds.
Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen,
This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous
“Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s
Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired
by the mission.