Zoom Earth

New NASA satellite images every day

Explore historical aerial images

Full-disk globe images every hour


Dates of Interest

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Solar eclipse Aug 2017

Solar eclipse Feb 2017

Lunar transit Jul 2016

Solar eclipse Mar 2016

Lunar transit Jul 2015


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.

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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.

Imagery updates

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.

Missing imagery

Some NASA imagery may not be available due to a delay in processing. Aqua/Terra images have some missing “stripes” around the equator due to the way those satellites orbit the Earth. In December and June, the north and south poles will not show imagery as they are in the polar night.


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