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Full view of the Earth, taken by GOES-8 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) on 2 September 1994 at 18:00 UT. The red and green channels represent visible data, while the blue channel represents inverted 11 micron infrared data.
The north and south poles were were not actually observed by GOES-8. To produce this image, poles were taken from a GOES-7 image.
Image produced by M. Jentoft-Nilsen, F. Hasler, D. Chesters (NASA/Goddard) and T. Nielsen (Univ. of Hawaii).