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]