Earth  ID: 12321

One Year On Earth

In the early 1970s, an Apollo astronaut traveling to the moon captured the first fully illuminated photo of Earth from space. Today, a NASA camera takes a similar image of Earth at least once every two hours. The camera, called EPIC, is stationed aboard NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite, which is located at a gravitational balance point between Earth and the sun approximately one million miles away. With the sunlit side of Earth in constant view, EPIC snaps a picture in multiple wavelengths of light as the planet turns beneath it. Since June 2015, the camera has beamed back thousands of images, providing a continuous, detailed look at our planet’s daily motions like never before. Watch the video to see a time-lapse of Earth created from images taken by EPIC over the course of a year.

 

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Story Credits

Visualizer/Animator:
Joycelyn Thomson Jones (NASA/GSFC)

Visualizer/Animator:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

Video Editor:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

Narration:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

Narrator:
Jay Herman (NASA/GSFC)

Producer:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

Scientists:
Jay Herman (NASA/GSFC)
Adam Szabo (NASA/GSFC)
Alexander Marshak (NASA/GSFC)

Writer:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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