Day and night on Earth, satellite image

Day and night on Earth, satellite image

E050/0715 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 96.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Day and night on Earth. Composite satellite image of the whole Earth, indicating the parts of the Earth experiencing day (light) and night (dark) at 11.48 UTC on 5th September 2008. The line between night and day is called the terminator and shows where the sun is rising (vertical boundary, left) and setting (vertical boundary, right). This image uses Blue Marble images (released 2005), which combine data from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 05/09/2008, 2008, 21st century, 5, 5th, afternoon, aqua, astronomical, astronomy, atlantic ocean, blue marble image, cities, city, city lights, composite, continent, continents, coordinated universal time, countries, country, cylindrical projection, dark, darkness, dawn, day, day-night cycle, day-time, daylight, daytime, diurnal cycle, divide, dusk, earth, earth observation, earth science, earth's surface, evening, from space, geographical, geography, greenwich meridian, images, land surface, lights, mid-day, moderate resolution imaging, modis, morning, nation, nations, next generation, night, night-time, nighttime, noon, observation, observations, oceans, planet, polar day, polar night, satellite, satellite image, satellites, sciences, sensor, sensors, september, shadow, spectroradiometer, sunlight, sunlit, sunrise, sunset, terminator, terra, true colour, true-colour, unlit

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.