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Zoom Earth shows new NASA satellite images every day.
Explore the best satellite and aerial images of the Earth in a simple, zoomable map. Zoom into near real-time live satellite images, and historical aerial images. Previously known as Flash Earth.
Imagery is provided by services from NASA’s GIBS, part of NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). NASA-NOAA satellite Suomi-NPP, and Aqua and Terra provide the daily images. Full-disk globe images are captured hourly by DSCOVR. Historical, high resolution images are provided by Bing Maps and Esri.
NASA images (where clouds are visible) are updated daily. Bing Maps and Esri images (where buildings are visible) are updated every few months or so.
Some imagery may appear black due to a delay in processing. Aqua/Terra images have some black “stripes” around the equator due to the way those satellites orbit the Earth. In December and June, the north and south poles will appear black as they are in the polar night.