|This image is a mosaic (color composite)
of hundreds of satellite images, reveals the entire Earth
in natural color, unobstructed by clouds. This satellite
topographical map is both beautiful and accurate. The
extent of desert is staggering, and the rich, deep oceans
show up wonderfully. It displays the longitude and latitude
along with “Time Clocks” that represent the
different time zones around the world. Through the use
of NOAA satellites that follow a polar route, thousands
of individual satellite images were combined to produce
the truest image of what the Earth looks like. The mosaic,
not unlike a jigsaw puzzle, was assembled over a 14 month
period of time. The Brilliant Earth night
view is a great companion to this image.
||The same format as The Living
Earth image only made of night time images
and ice data. This print dramatically reveals the effect
of humanities influence on our planet. This print fascinates
all of us who are curious about the world we inhabit.
Intense concentrations of energy use show up in Eastern
North America and Northern Europe. Also showing up are
oil and gas fires and shrimp boats fishing by Night
in the Sea of Japan. Can you see the city of New York?