New Delhi: In July last year, NASA released the first stunning image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard NOAA's DSCOVR satellite.
Now, the camera has recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where it is balanced between the gravity of our home planet and the sun.
To mark one-year of EPIC capturing earth from 1 million miles away, NASA released a stunning time-lapse video comprising of more than 3, 000 images of the Earth as it moved around the sun for 365 days.
EPIC takes a new picture every two hours, revealing how the planet would look to human eyes, capturing the ever-changing motion of clouds and weather systems and the fixed features of Earth such as deserts, forests and the distinct blues of different seas.
EPIC will allow scientists to monitor ozone and aerosol levels in Earth’s atmosphere, cloud height, vegetation properties and the ultraviolet reflectivity of Earth.