This magnificent image is a portrait of the Earth taken in one single shot. At 121 megapixels, it is the highest resolution image of the planet ever and was taken by the geostationary Russian weather satellite the Electro-L.
High Resolution Image of Earth by NASA's New Suomi NPP Satellite
NASA has proclaimed this image the MOST amazing high definition image of Earth ever. This ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth was taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP.
This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon, taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the Martian day, or sol, of its mission. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A
One of three Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 2013 photographed this high oblique night image showing dozens of major cities and communities on the east coast of the U.