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Our Earth: June 21, 2022: Summer Solstice | NOAA/NASA DSCOVR

Our Earth: June 21, 2022: Summer Solstice | NOAA/NASA DSCOVR

These are "EPIC" Earth images from the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States

These color views of Earth were taken on June 21, 2022, on the summer solstice by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope from one million miles away—beyond the Moon's orbit.

Earth orbits at an angle, so half the year, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun—this is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The other half of the year, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun, creating winter in the north and summer in the south.

Solstices happen twice per year, at the points in Earth’s orbit where this tilt is most pronounced. These days are the longest (in the summer hemisphere) and shortest (in the winter hemisphere) of the year, and mark the change of seasons to summer and winter, respectively.

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) space weather, space climate, and Earth observation satellite at the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrange point. It was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 11, 2015, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. This is NOAA's first operational deep space satellite and became its primary system of warning Earth in the event of solar magnetic storms. [Wikipedia]

Video Credit: NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Duration: 27 seconds

Capture Date: June 21, 2022

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