A new high-definition version of the ‘Blue Marble’ has been taken by the newest Earth observation satellite. The stunning new image was compiled from images captured by the recently-renamed Suomi NPP satellite. The largest versions of the image are of a resolution of 1.6 km (1 mile) per pixel. Suomi NPP is a Sun-synchronous Earth-orbiting satellite orbiting 824 kilometers (512 miles) above Earth, and it gets a complete view of our planet every day.
It is the most advanced Earth-observing satellite yet built. Its instruments will enable climate scientists to monitor long-term climate variations and will help meteorologists make more accurate short-term weather forecasts