Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The View from Space

For over 20 years NASA's Earth Observatory has been publishing satellite imagery of the world. The Earth Observatory publishes images, stories and information about the environment and climate from NASA research and satellite missions. NASA has now released an interactive map of some of NASA's most interesting satellite views of the Earth.

The EO Explorer is a new interactive map which allows you to explore over 11,000 satellite images which have been published on the Earth Observatory Image of the Day page or the Earth Observatory Natural Events page. The EO Image of the Day page publishes one astounding satellite image of Earth every day. The EO Natural Events page posts the latest satellite images of climatic events, such as hurricanes, typhoons, volcanic activity and wildfires.

You can now use the EO Explorer interactive map to explore these satellite images by location. The images on the map can be filtered to only show Images of the Day or images from Natural Events. When you view an image on the map you can also see the image's publication date and click through to view its original entry on Image of the Day or Natural Events.

NASA's satellites aren't alone in capturing pictures of the Earth from space. There are also a number of astronauts aboard the International Space Station who spend quite a lot of time taking photographs of planet Earth.

Astronaut's Views of Earth During ISS063 in an interactive map of the photographs taken by astronauts and cosmonauts from on board the International Space Station during its current mission. Expedition 63 is the current long duration mission to the International Space Station. It began on 17 April 2020 and will continue until October 2020.

The interactive map currently shows 392 photographs of Earth taken from the ISS. It also shows the current position of the International Space Station.

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