NASA released an outstanding color image of Earth on Monday showing the sunlit side of the planet from 1 million miles away.
EPIC will start taking photos each day of Earth soon, available 12 to 36 hours later so that people can see them on a Web page by September, NASA said.
The objective is to study – for the first time – daily changes over the “entire globe.”
The image was generated by combining three separate images to create a photographic-quality image. The camera takes a series of 10 images using different narrow band filters – from ultraviolet to near infrared – to produce a variety of science products. The red, green and blue channel images are used in these color images.