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README.md

Pale Blue Dot

Project website: http://palebluedot.napszel.com

Short description on Open Nasa webpage: https://open.nasa.gov/blog/pale-blue-dot-nasa-datanauts-project/

Full documentation: http://palebluedot.napszel.com/documentation/

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. ... -on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

-- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

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On this website, you can view the latest images of Earth taken by NASA's EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera). You can easily scroll back in time to view all images ever taken by the satellite dating back to June 2015. Just use your mouse scroll or double finger scroll on touchpad or your finger on mobile to load images of previous days and see the clouds swirling. You can also click and drag with mouse or swipe left and right with finger to rotate Earth.

If you find an interesting image you would like to share with others, just copy paste the url from your browser's address bar. The url always updates based on the image you are viewing: it contains the date and a longitude (the latter specifies from which direction Earth was photographed).

For example on the image from 2016 October 4th (http://palebluedot.napszel.com/#2016-10-04/-76.235588) you can see the Matthew hurricane forming north to South America. If you scroll UP with your mouse you can see the same hurricane reaching Florida in a few days.

Because of the unique perspective of the camera you can even view the Moon crossing in front of Earth at times. For example on 2016 July 5th: http://palebluedot.napszel.com/#2016-07-05/109