January 26, 2012
Planet Earth in Hi-Def
The image up top features 64 million pixels (8,000 x 8,000), all of which you can see (not at one time, though) by clicking on the picture.
From NASA: "A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The image combines four passes of the satellite over the planet, which are then digitized to look like a single photo taken from about 1,200 miles above the point at 20 degrees north and 100 degrees west. VIIRS captured light in four wavelengths, most of which were in the visible spectrum, and added them together."
January 26, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink
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Thanks Joe! So very cool. click on the photo, wait for it to load( takes awhile) scroll to center click again to make it HUGE! scroll across the USA with one swipe! Damn Chicago is under cloud. LOVE it!
Posted by: friskypainter | Jan 26, 2012 11:02:35 PM
Nice, Joe, thanks. Not that your other posts are not worthy of a thanks, just that I happen to have time now. But I'm sure you know that.
Posted by: e | Jan 26, 2012 7:26:09 PM
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