Blue Dot 1

Satellite: Suomi-NPP
Sensor: VIIRS
Date: 9 April 2015
Description:
Data from six orbits of the Suomi-NPP spacecraft have been assembled
into this perspective composite of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans.
Tropical Cyclone Joalane is seen over the Indian Ocean.
Data used:
The image was constructed from six orbits of surface reflectance (rhos)
data using the 671, 551, and 443 nm bands for red, green, and blue
respectively.
Projection:
near-sided perspective projection from 8300 kilometers above 50 South by 40 East
Projection details:
mapproject -Rd -JG40/-50/2.3/0/0/0/60/60/150
Image created by: Norman Kuring

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