On Earth Day, NASA releases newest "Blue Marble" shot ...

TIM BARRIBEAU, POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY:

"NASA has released another Blue Marble shot of Earth, one they're calling the "Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth.' [The] Blue Marble photograph is one released by NASA showing the entire globe of the Earth from space, and has become one of the organization's hallmarks. First shot in 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17, NASA released updated versions in 2002, 2004, 2005, and now a new one. Released over the NASA's Flickr account, the new shot is available in resolutions up to 8000x8000 pixels, and is a combination of a number of images recorded by the Suomi NPP satellite."

Learn more about this amazing photograph, here.

 NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring