On This World Earth Day, Take A Look At Earth From Up Above
It’s the World Earth Day and as we unite to pledge to save our beautiful planet, let’s take a look at some of the amazing pics of earth Forbes shared on their official website.
Photographing the curvature of the earth has become really cheap and anybody can do it. Check out this picture of the curvature taken by an MIT student during his project in 2009.
International Space Station circling in the low-Earth orbit gives some of the best views of this blue ball.
Dormant and active volcanoes on this earth can be viewed from the International Space Station.
Snaking through the face of the earth, seen here is one of Amazon River’s tributaries.
Patagonian glaciers of South America are among the fastest shrinking and disappearing glaciers. You can’t deny the sheer beauty of this view though.
Features generally found in clouds over the oceans, occurs when air moves at different speeds relative to one another in different regions. You must have seen similar features on Saturn and Jupiter.
Lakes from above appear different coloured depending on the nature of organisms and minerals present in them.
Richat Structure, the dome of a volcano collapses, revealing the different portions of the earth from inside.
How many of us knew that the process of decaying could be a beautiful process too? Atolls show the exact beauty of erosion and life.
A view of our atmosphere shows the various layers as sunlight passes through them.
Planet Earth, as viewed from the GOES-13 satellite.
The first view of earth from the surface of the moon. When astronauts clicked the images of earth from the moon, the moment remains to be one of the most iconic moments in the history of mankind.
An image taken by Voyager 1 spacecraft on its way away from the earth. Seen here are earth and moon in one frame for the first time.
As we move farther, the earth seems to be a featureless, indistinct sphere. Here seen from the Messenger spacecraft in orbit around Mercury.
Cassini spacecraft took this image with Sun hidden behind the Saturn. If one looks closely, you can spot the Earth-moon system.
A narrow-angle colour image of the Earth called the ‘Pale Blue Dot’. It is a part of the first ever ‘portrait’ of the solar system taken by Voyager 1.