Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Amazing satellite images of Earth

This is an animated compilation of various satellite images of earth.  The earth looks awesome in the night time. 
However, this compilation received lot of criticism that while most of the images are genuine and are really satellite images, images of lights at night were later found to be computer edited images. 
Yet the compilation received lot of attention for some of the fantastic genuine images found to be taken with unmanned satellites and a few of which may be astronaut photos.
Click the play arrow in the middle of following image to see the compilation


But the orbiting Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) meteorological satellite of United States is capable of taking images of lights at night.  See their official website here.
This is an amazing night view of India taken by DMSP meteorological satellite.

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