This poster of planet Earth shows the contrast of the planet when viewed from outer space during daylight and darkness.
When viewed from outer space, the planet looks entirely different during daylight hours and darkness.
During daylight, the planet is bright and colorful. Oceans are a deep blue and even turquoise in shallow waters and land is full of natural earth tones of browns, reds, and greens. The features of the land like mountains and forests and deserts are also clearly visible. Clouds throughout the view are a bright white.
In contrast, the earth at night appears dark and without color, with one major exception: City Lights. The lights visible during nighttime hours are a reminder of the human footprint on our planet, and how man's development affects the natural earth as well.
The two images are both composite images of NASA satellite data. That means they are actually stitched together from hundreds of smaller views to create the impression of what the Earth would look like from deep into space.
The source for both the daylight and nighttime images is the Suomi NPP satellite, which has an advanced sensor to capture images of earth during both daylight and darkness.
This poster is bound to attract attention and curiosity no matter where it is displayed: home, office, business, school, hospital, or anywhere else. The striking image creates a vivid artistic display piece - especially when framed with one of our several framing options.
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