Here's a brand new picture of our home taken from a million miles away. It's from NASAâ€™s new Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) which is positioned at Lagrange point L1. (This is a place where the gravitational pull of Earth and Sun are balanced out.)
The instrument can image in ten channels from the infrared through to ultraviolet. This picture will help to calibrate the instrument to remove some of the blue atmospheric haze â€“ pretty in this picture, but not so good for atmospheric monitoring and providing early warning of geomagnetic storms.