From the vantage point of L1, DSCOVR’s EPIC camera has captured its first EPIC’s first view of a full Earth from the Sun-Earth L1 point. We are excited to begin registration for the EPIC (Earth science Project International Collaborative) Workshop. The meeting will focus on. Images of the Earth from DSCOVR:EPIC allow us to explore the Earth as though it were an exoplanet. [Adapted from Jiang et al. ].

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Deep Space Climate Observatory – Wikipedia

Which one is right? These images will be posted to a dedicated web page by September. Archived from the original PDF on February 10, All spheres are of course the tiniest deformation away from being oblate spheroids, but depending on the extent of the deformation an oblate spheroid may be closer to or farther from being a sphere, so I think the real question should be “does the Earth look more like sphere than oblate spheroid?

We will do the same for the regular processing and distribute both the human eye response coloring and the enhanced images. Archived from the original PDF on February 9, From space, the Moon’s shadow during the solar eclipse of March 9, appears as a dark spot moving across the Earth.

And of course, you can download any image you want from the site. It is going to be a spectacular perspective on our eoic home planet. The Planetary Fund Support enables our dedicated journalists to research aefth and bring you original space exploration articles. So they only approximate true color, and they approximate it in different ways. Retrieved March 2, However, it is technically not actually precisely a sphere, but rather, precisely an oblate spheroid which is approximately spherical.

I think I probably prefer it that way too. The two filters covering the browns and greens of land are much closer to each other in wavelength for the LROC photo than for the DSCOVR photo, so there’s less spectral variation among them, giving the land an overall yellow appearance similarly bright in both areth and green channelswhere in the DSCOVR photo the desert north of Africa swirls with reds and yellows.


The Blue Marble image is a vertical perspective projection at some higher altitude than kilometers, though I don’t know what the altitude of projection is.

This is our best guess as how a human observer would see the Earth from L1. It’s from that unique vantage point that the EPIC instrument is acquiring science quality images of the entire sunlit face of Earth. The cells in our eyes are sensitive to very broad, overlapping ranges of colors of light. In this case, L1 allows the satellite to remain in between Earth and the sun.

Here are my two versions: Retrieved from ” https: Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made. Here is one list that I found showing how wavelengths of light correspond to different perceived color. Retrieved February 3, It has three instruments: It will fly as part of the long-postponed Deep Space Climate Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

NASA satellite camera provides ‘EPIC’ view of Earth

But since the ocean, like the Earth and the atmosphere, bulges, Chimborazo is not as high above sea level as Everest is. Why don’t we have thousands of these “blue marble” pics? It combines those into an image that looks much like what the human eye would see.

It is well worth enlarging to its full by pixels. Emily, any idea what the bright blue areas north of Cuba and east of Florida are in the “real world”? The satellite is orbiting the Sun—Earth L 1 point in a six-month period, with a spacecraft—Earth—Sun angle varying from 4 to 15 degrees.

Two epic photos of Earth — but which one is truer?

One last thing I thought I’d mention about it is that you might have noticed that North America looks smaller than it does in the most familiar “blue marble” picture previously released by NASA. To make Earth look like Earth, you need to start with three images that were taken in something close to red, green, and blue wavelengths.


There really isn’t such a thing as being “more Spherical than Oblate” since technically something is either one or the other. If you watch aertu videos you’ll realize that this isn’t an “Earthrise” — from the or of view of the spacecraft, Earth is setting.

NASA revamps site for EPIC photos of Earth from space

Deep Space Climate Observatory”. So, before combining the three filtered images, we have reduced the contribution of blue and slightly changed red.

To do better than the Zerth photo, you’d need a spacecraft equipped with broader-band filters that allow a wider range of wavelengths through to the detector.

That indeed answers my question. Images will be released once per day, and the daily release will include images between 12 and kf hours old. The color in the DSCOVR photo comes from three images taken through three very narrow-band filters at wavelengths of, and nanometers, which are a decent match to this particular list describing human color perception.

So, can either of these Earth images be called “true” color? Support enables our dedicated journalists to research deeply and bring you original space exploration articles.

Retrieved March 14, In November the satellite was removed from storage and began recertification for a possible launch on board a Delta II qerth a Falcon 9. EPIC has an aperture diameter of I wonder if this mission has any top secret instruments or applications?