Credit: NASA/NOAA/USAF

Credit: NASA/NOAA/USAF

 

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) – sitting out at the L1 Lagrange point directly between Earth and the Sun – is producing images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth every day.

Now a special website offers once a day postings of at least a dozen new color images of Earth acquired from 12 to 36 hours earlier by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).

EPIC’s images of Earth allow scientists to study daily variations over the entire globe in such features as vegetation, ozone, aerosols, and cloud height and reflectivity.

EPIC was built by Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center, in Palo Alto, California.

Credit: NOAA/NASA/USAF

Credit: NOAA/NASA/USAF

DSCOVR is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force.

Images are posted through a website hosted by the Atmospheric Science Data Center at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. All images are in the public domain.

For daily images from EPIC, visit this NASA Goddard Space Flight Center site at:

http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/

 

 

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