The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Earth on July 29, 2014
Filed under Earth observing missions, pretty pictures, Earth
The Suomi NPP satellite orbits Earth 14 times a day, building up a global view of the rapidly changing planet. This image is composed of data taken at red, green, and blue wavelengths by Suomi NPP's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), so represents Earth in approximately true color.
NOAA / NASA
Daily images of this type can be downloaded from the NOAA Imagery Portal. The fullest resolution of downloadable data is 750 meters per pixel.
Original image data dated on or about July 29, 2014.
Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.
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