Your personal "Moment from Space"
One of the most famous pictures ever, was taken by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972, showing our Earth from a distance of about 45000 km. This picture was named the Blue Marble and it reminds us of the beauty and uniqueness of our home planet. With geostationary satellites, such views of the Earth are possible without the need of having a photographer in space.
Our images are called "Moments from Space" because each of them is a record of one very special moment on Earth seen from an extraordinary perspective.
The "Moment from Sapce" Images are based on data measured by the geostationary satellites MSG (Meteosat Second Generation), provided by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites EUMETSAT as well as on data of the Blue Marble Next Generation Project of the US Space Agency NASA . We are especially grateful for the support of Prof. Fischer and our former colleagues at the Institute of Space Sciences, FU Berlin .