NASA launches new website featuring Earth images

NASA launches new website featuring images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth as it rotates.

INTERNET (OCTOBER 19, 2015) (NASA) – NASA launched a new website on Monday (October 19) featuring images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth.

The new color images are taken by a NASA camera one-million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). The project partners NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Air Force.

Each day NASA will post the images acquired from 12 to 36 hours earlier, showing the Earth as it rotates.

According to NASA, the objective of the project is to maintain real time solar wind monitoring capabilities, critical to NOAA’s weather alerts and forecasts.

The images are taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and can be seen at http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/.