15 Dec '11, 11pm

First Global Image from VIIRS [image] #NASA

From its vantage 824 kilometers (512 miles) above Earth, the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite gets a complete view of our planet every day. This image from November 24, 2011, is the first complete global image from VIIRS. The NPP satellite launched on October 28, 2011, and VIIRS acquired its first measurements on November 21. To date, the images are preliminary, used to gauge the health of the sensor as engineers continue to power it up for full operation. Rising from the south and setting in the north on the daylight side of Earth, VIIRS images the surface in long wedges measuring 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) across. The swaths from each successive orbit overlap one another, so that at the end of the day, the sensor has a complete view of the globe. The Arctic is missing because it is too dark to view in ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76674&s...

Tweets

Acá está, la imagen del planeta más grande y pr...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Dec '11, 11pm

From its vantage 824 kilometers (512 miles) above Earth, the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NPOES...

@Awesomewendykub Scroll down to see how to make!

@Awesomewendykub Scroll down to see how to make!

ohsofickle.blogspot.com 15 Dec '11, 1pm

(Sorry for the advertorial overload lately! Trying to clear as many blogshop adverts as i can within this few weeks as i d...

la

la

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Dec '11, 12pm

After dark, a fiesta of lights provides the outline for Spain and Portugal. Read More

Do You See What They See [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Dec '11, 11pm

Only two sets of people can fly around the entire world in one night. One is rumored to reside at the North Pole; the othe...

Do You See What They See : Image of the Day

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Dec '11, 11pm

Only two sets of people can fly around the entire world in one night. One is rumored to reside at the North Pole; the othe...

A Century at the South Pole [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Dec '11, 11pm

On the morning of December 14 the weather was of the finest, just as if it had been made for arriving at the Pole. I am no...

Kia Forte – does leaked image reveal next-gen m...

paultan.org 16 Dec '11, 5am

Facelift? What a lame excuse to bash this car, man. A 5 year lifespan for quite a new car like this is kinda short, remini...

Sustaining Seven Billion People: a map of global crop production #NASA #food #farming

Sustaining Seven Billion People: a map of globa...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Dec '11, 1am

With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resourc...

Dust Plume over the Bahia Blanca [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Dec '11, 11pm

Northwestern and central Argentina are subject to frequent dust storms. A combination of late Pleistocene loess—fine sedim...

Kizimen Spews Fresh Ash Clouds : Image of the Day

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Dec '11, 11pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Kizimen, an isolated stratovolcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, spewed ash near...

[Asia] Getting Cloud Computing Right The First ...

youngupstarts.com 16 Dec '11, 8am

by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign This is the second part of a two-part series covering the 2nd Annua...

Jakobshavn Glacier [image] #NASA

Jakobshavn Glacier [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Dec '11, 11pm

Under the lens of a microscope or a telescope, familiar objects can appear alien because the lines of the familiar resolve...

Do You See What They See

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Dec '11, 11pm

Only two sets of people can fly around the entire world in one night. One is rumored to reside at the North Pole; the othe...

El Polo Sur, 100 años

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Dec '11, 9pm

On the morning of December 14 the weather was of the finest, just as if it had been made for arriving at the Pole. I am no...

Lake Eyre Floods, South Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Dec '11, 11pm

Heavy rain in March 2011 produced a relatively unusual event: water flowing into Lake Eyre. The southernmost and deepest l...