This Russian Satellite's 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Is Most Detailed Yet


This 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Taken By Russian Satellite Is The Most Detailed Yet

This amazing photograph from the Russian weather satellite Elektro-L provides a unique viewpoint of the Earth. Unlike the "Blue Marble" photographs that are common in NASA-taken shots, in which many photos from successive flybys are stitched together, this 121-megapixel image captured the Earth in a single frame.

This 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Taken By Russian Satellite Is The Most Detailed Yet


The weather satellite's image, unlike anything we've ever seen, used data based on visible and infrared light wavelengths—a method that converts vegetation into a rusty red tint is noticeable in the shot. This is by far, the most detailed image ever taken of our Planet. Don't forget to check out the Zoom able image here.


Every 30 minutes, the satellite acquired photographs from a single location spanning 35,000 kilometres over the Indian Ocean, which were then merged to create videos by educator James Drake depicting a day in the life of the planet. He utilised 350 high-resolution pictures from Russia's Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring.


You can watch that video below: 


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