Earth from Orbit 2019: How NASA Satellites #PictureEarth

  • Released Friday, April 19, 2019

This Earth Day, NASA invites you to share how you #PictureEarth. For inspiration, NASA collected some of the best and most inconic satellite images and data visualizations capture over the last year. NASA's space-based view of our planet, and the way it's changing, helps humans understand Earth better.

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International Space Station: Clouds and Continents

Earth Observing Fleet (June 2018)

A Clear Spring View of the Great Lakes

A Spacecraft’s Journey to the Space Station

Etna Awakens on its Side

Urban Growth in Las Vegas

Pinwheel Squares in Bolivia

Aquaculture in China

Growth of Medina, Saudi Arabia

Phytoplankton Bloom in the Baltic Sea

Typhoon Mangkhut

Hurricane Maria and Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico

Damage to El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2018

City Lights from the International Space Station

Earth’s Magnetosphere

Ozonewatch 2018

Sea Ice Maximum Extent 2018

Annual Arctic Sea Ice Minimum 1979 - 2018

Average Motion of Greenland Ice Sheet

Wide View of a Shrinking Glacier: Retreat at Pine Island

Changes of the Padma River

Evolution of the Meteorological Observing System

Global Fire Weather Database

Tropical Storm Michael Drenches the Carolinas

GPM Captures Super Typhoon Mangkhut Approaching the Philippines

Ice Cube Cubesat Measures High Altitude Atmospheric Ice

Interface to Space: The Equatorial Fountain

Midsummer Sunrise, Gulf of Saint Lawrence

Love in the Air: Von Kármán Vortices

Cloudy Congo River Basin

Europe at Night

International Space Station: Canada at Night


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Friday, April 19, 2019.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:46 PM EDT.


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