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Image 1 - Behind the Scenes - VIIRS Eastern Hemisphere Image
2012-02-07 04:34:43

The Suomi NPP satellite is in a polar orbit around Earth at an altitude of 512 miles (about 824 kilometers), but the perspective of the new Eastern hemisphere 'Blue Marble' is from 7,918 miles (about 12,743 kilometers).


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.