Released on January 31, 2017
Suomi NPP is the first of a new generation of NASA satellites that observe many facets of our changing Earth. Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. One of the significant instruments is the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS.
This visualization features a composite image captured by Suomi NPP’s VIIRS and portrays how our planet looked from space on October 14, 2015.