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8 images of Earth as seen from space

By: Katherine Butler on March 7, 2011, 12:25 p.m.
the earth from space, half in light and half in darkness

Photo: NASA's Earth Observatory

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The living Earth

This compilation image shows the north Atlantic Ocean from the Equator through Western Africa, toward Iceland and Greenland, over Scandinavia, France, Spain and more. Showing a curbed "terminator" from night to day, the image is a compilation from NASA. It enables the viewer to note the difference between night and day on Earth.