SPECIFICATIONS FOR GLOBE VIEWS 8 styles of Globe Views 144 images for each style (1152 total) Globe Views - 16 longitudinal positions in 22.5°; 9 latitudes 90°N to 90°S in 22.5° increments Each image is 1920 X 1920 pixels, 10.6 MB Resolution is approximately 5,000 meters per pixel
Globe views are available in four styles, against black or white backgrounds. These 3D views were generated using the Satellite Imagemap, a global natural-colour image of the Earth's entire land surface based on Earth observation satellite imagery.
Click on any of the 8 globes above or below to see the full 144 images covering the globe in that style. Cloud Free
The Earth as it would appear from space if there were no clouds.
The Earth in its natural, cloudy, state. Cloud cover is derived from geostationary weather satellite images.
A natural land suface combined with a colour-coded ocean depth map.
The Earth at night without clouds, based on images from the US Air Force DMSP weather satellite
Preview globe images above at larger size (288 X 288 pixels) *The night-time images with the white background are greyscale images which may be used as masks in an image processing package to combine the night-time lights with any of the other globes.
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