Earth looks amazing in full view from the NOAA-21 satellite | Pictures

This global mosaic is the first full view of Earth captured by the VIIRS instrument on NOAA’s new NOAA-21 imaging satellite, which was launched in November 2022. It shows Earth between December 5 and 6, 2022. (Image credit: NOAA STAR VIIRS image team)

What can you see in this latest global image of Earth? There are crisp turquoise seas around Cuba, agricultural fires in northern India, and of course the rest of our planet as seen in the first full view from NOAA’s newest Earth Observing Satellite.

the Land The images that make up this mosaic, and some close-ups, were taken on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 by an instrument called the Visible Infrared Radiometer (VIIRS) array aboard the satellite, that fired On November 10th From Vandenberg Space Force Base on November 10 (formerly Spacecraft Known as JPSS-2.) VIIRS collects images in both the visible and infrared spectra of light, allowing scientists to see details of Earth’s surface.

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