NASA launches new website that reveals daily views of Earth
NASA has announced that it will be posting images of the earth known as ‘blue marble’ images every day.
‘Blue marble’ images refer to images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth, which reveal it in its entirety and make it look like a blue marble. On Monday 19 October it launched a new website that will display images taken by a NASA camera (named EPIC ironically) on DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory). In a statement NASA said: “ Once a day NASA will post at least a dozen new color images of Earth acquired from 12 to 36 hours earlier by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC). Each daily sequence of images will show the Earth as it rotates, thus revealing the whole globe over the course of a day. The new website also features an archive of EPIC images searchable by date and continent.”
These images are rare and so the news is particularly exciting.
The first images released on Monday showed typhoons Koppu and Champi moving across the Pacific Ocean.
To see the images EPIC is producing go here