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Earth-Our Planet

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 Our Home Planet Earth





Earth and Moon Viewer



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Click Above for a brief overview


Characteristics of our Planet


Our Earth is the third planet from the Sun. Earth is the only planet  in the universee  where life is known to exist.   About 70.8% of the earth's surface is covered by water, witha special area belowsea level called the continential shelf. The surface has mountainous features,a ridge system, undersea volcanoes, oceanic trenches, submarine canyonss, oceanic plateaus and plains. The ocean word contains lts of salt and is called salt water. Lakes and river on the land  have fresh water/




The rest of the earth features consists of mountains,  deserts,  plains,  and plateaus.



Viewing our Earth


Which part of the earth has daylingt and which has darlness?  Click below to the image odf where the sun is shinning on the earth right now.

http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Earth/action?opt=-p It's an on time  satellites view! The picture below shows night time in the midwest.In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface. or as a map showing day and night. You can also make expert and custom images of the Moon. A related document compares the appearance of the Moon at perigee and apogee, including an interactive Perigee and Apogee Calculator.







Topigraphical Map


Close up of the midwest Untied States







From: http://www.earthfromspace.si.edu/online_exhibition.asp

Online Exhition

The earth, our home in space, is a varied and dynamic place. Since the advent of the aerospace age, we have gained new insights into how our planet works. Today dozens of orbiting satellites reveal structures and patterns on the earth’s surface that have never been seen before.

These satellites carry sensors that allow us to observe oceans, mountains, land surfaces, human activity, and changes in global climate. The images they provide have many important applications, from mapping city streets to understanding long-term climate changes.

Most satellite imagery is used for scientific or technical purposes, but these complex pictures can also be appreciated aesthetically. Satellites detect subtleties and variations that human eyes cannot, providing unique and beautiful views of our planet.

Living Planet Living Planet
Water and Air Water and Air
Structure of the Land Structure of the Land
The Human Presence The Human Presence
The Human Presence Satellite Technology



Related Software

Windows users can create images like this in real time, on their own machines, as well as view the sky, stars at the horizon, the solar system, orbits of asteroids and comets, and more with Home Planet, a public domain Earth/Space/Sky simulator available for your downloading pleasure. Other public domain astronomy and space software available from the same site includes: Moon at Perigee and Apogee. ,Solar System Live: interactive orrery.,

Switzerland from Space. ,Terranova: a new terraformed planet every day. ,Your Sky makes custom star maps for any location on Earth at any date and time.



7 Wonders of the World


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