Earth from Orbit 2019: How NASA Satellites #PictureEarth

  • Released Friday, April 19th, 2019
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM

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.

Image Sources:

International Space Station: Clouds and Continents
https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/BeyondThePhotography/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/

Earth Observing Fleet (June 2018)
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4662

A Clear Spring View of the Great Lakes
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144747/a-clear-spring-view-of-the-great-lakes

A Spacecraft’s Journey to the Space Station
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144408/a-spacecrafts-journey-to-the-space-station

Etna Awakens on its Side
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144493/etna-awakens-on-its-side

Urban Growth in Las Vegas
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30215

Pinwheel Squares in Bolivia
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144717/pinwheel-squares-in-bolivia

Aquaculture in China
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144624/seaweed-and-fish-world

Growth of Medina, Saudi Arabia
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144471/living-on-lava

Phytoplankton Bloom in the Baltic Sea
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144643/jupiter-or-earth

Typhoon Mangkhut
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92749/mangkhut-bearing-down-on-the-philippines

Hurricane Maria and Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4658

Damage to El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4621

Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2018
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4626

City Lights from the International Space Station
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92912/earth-awash-in-lights-of-the-night

Earth’s Magnetosphere
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4663

Ozonewatch 2018
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30985

Sea Ice Maximum Extent 2018
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4628

Annual Arctic Sea Ice Minimum 1979 - 2018
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4686

Average Motion of Greenland Ice Sheet
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4688

Wide View of a Shrinking Glacier: Retreat at Pine Island
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/pine-island

Changes of the Padma River
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/PadmaRiver

Evolution of the Meteorological Observing System
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4654

Global Fire Weather Database
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4634

Tropical Storm Michael Drenches the Carolinas
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4692

GPM Captures Super Typhoon Mangkhut Approaching the Philippines
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4682

Ice Cube Cubesat Measures High Altitude Atmospheric Ice
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4636

Interface to Space: The Equatorial Fountain
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4617

Midsummer Sunrise, Gulf of Saint Lawrence
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92622/midsummer-sunrise-gulf-of-saint-lawrence

Love in the Air: Von Kármán Vortices
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144556/love-is-in-the-air

Cloudy Congo River Basin
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144608/cloudy-congo-river-basin

Europe at Night
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/NightLights

International Space Station: Canada at Night
https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/BeyondThePhotography/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/



Credits

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


Series

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