Remember that picture of Earth NASA released back in 2010 that was trumpeted as “the most accurate, highest resolution true color image of planet Earth to date”?
Pfst. It’s 2012 baby, and Momma Blue is back looking better than ever thanks to NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite: Suomi NPP. According to Gizmodo, this shot of North America is made “from several passes taken on January 4, 2012 using the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite instrument (VIIRS).”
NASA is calling it the “Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth” ever taken.
If you really want to zoom in, I recommend checking out the original image in all its 8000 x 80000 pixels glory. Wow.