Russian Satellite, Elektro-L No. 1, Takes Detailed Images of Earth

Posted on May 15, 2012

Elektro L Earth Image

Elektro-L No. 1, a Russian weather satellite, has taken this stunning image of Earth. You can see also see an animated GIF here on the ntsomz.ru website. MSNBC says the image was taken by the satellite 22,000 miles above the Earth's equator. The images from Elektro-L No. 1 are managed by the Russian Federal Space Agency's Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring, which has an English language website here.

James Drake created this timelapse video of Planet Earth using imagery taken by Electro-L No. 1. He says the images have a resolution of 1 kilometer per pixel. Take a look:

Photo: NTs OMZ


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