The First Complete View Of Earth From The North Pole

The First Complete View Of Earth From The North Pole

This really is the first full photo of earth, taken from an altitude of 512 miles (824 kilometers) over the North Pole. There's never been a more detailed image from this perspective. From the photo, you can see Britain, Europe, Spain, Northern Africa, Greenland, and North America. The photo was taken from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite by VIIRS, a 22-band radiometer designed to take photographs. [Gizmodo]

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