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Earth Day 2019: These amazing NASA images show the Earth from above



NASA celebrates Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some truly incredible photos of Earth from satellites, planes and space missions.

Space.com has 10 of our most popular NASA Earth Day views and NASA selected them here. For even more amazing NASA photos of Earth, here's the entire collection of Earth's photos that belong to Earth Day.

You can also share your own photos of Earth with NASA to present in NASA videos and social media posts.

Related: Celebrate Earth Day 2019 with this animated Google Doodle

Icy Mountains in Antarctica

(Image: © Michael Studinger / NASA))

While NASA is best known for its space missions, the agency devotes its time and resources to studying the Earth. Operation IceBridge monitors polar ice flying research aircraft across the Arctic and Antarctic. This image was taken on November 27, 201

3 from the NASA P-3 Airborne Laboratory when the aircraft flew on Mount Feather, part of the Transantarctic Mountains that run from east to west across the Antarctic.

"Anvil" cloud over Africa

(Photo: © NASA)

Towering above a layer of fluffy, popcorn-like clouds over Africa a big cumulonimbus cloud, which looks like a huge water vapor shelf. This image was taken by a crew member of Expedition 16 of the International Space Station. Due to their shape, this type of cloud formation is often referred to as the "anvil cloud".

Chunky sea ice

(Image: © Digital Mapping System / NASA)

An aerial photo taken during NASA's IceBridge operation on November 5, 2014 , shows the distribution of ice in the Bellingshauser Meer, which is located on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. "The ice block on the right side of the image is older and thicker and was once attached to the Antarctic ice sheet," NASA officials said in a statement. "At the time of taking this picture, however, the ice had broken off to an iceberg."

Rub'al Khali

(Image: © NASA / GSFC / METI / ERSDAC / JAROS and the US and Japanese ASTER research teams) [19659008] NASA's Terra satellite has captured these rickety trains that glittered through the desert of Rub'al Khali on December 5, 2005. This is one of the largest sandy deserts in the world, and it covers about a third of the Arabian Peninsula, including Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.

The Bahamas

(Photo: © NASA)

When the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea flow between this chain of islands, the water takes on a level of darker blues the deeper parts of the channels. This photo shows a few small island cays in the Exuma district of the Bahamas. It was taken on 19 July 2015 by an expedition 44 astronaut from the International Space Station ISS.

Space Conservation Efforts

(Image: © NASA / USGS)

The snow-capped peak that rises above its grassy surroundings is Mount Taranaki, a stratovolcano on the North Island of New Zealand in a protected area known as Egmont National Park. The protected forest is darker than the surrounding pasture. This view was taken by NASA's Landsat 8 Earth Observation satellite on July 3, 2014.

& # 39; Black Marble & # 39;

(Image: © NASA Earth Observatory Image by Joshua) Stevens using the data from Suomi NPP VIIRS by Miguel Román, Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA.

The Earth looks like a glittering "black marble" in this full-frame view of the NASA NOAA Suomi National Orbit Partnership (NPP) satellite. You can see even more views of the Earth at night in our Black Marble photo gallery!

Earthrise 2.0

(Image: © Goddard / Arizona State University / NASA) [19659008] About fifty years after Apollo 8 astronauts made the famous "Earthrise" photos Earth's Moon, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of NASA restored the astronauts' beautiful gaze to Earth with this compound look.

Full story: NASA's new "Earthrise" photo is simply breathtaking

The Earth's View of Mars


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