By Alexandra Sifferlin
October 19, 2015
NASA

NASA has launched a new website that allows viewers to see new images of the sunlit earth every day, the agency announced on Monday.

The images are taken by a NASA camera located one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). NASA says that once a day it will post at least a dozen new color images of the earth that were taken 12 to 36 earlier.

“Each daily sequence of images will show the Earth as it rotates, thus revealing the whole globe over the course of a day,” NASA says in a statement. The images are taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).

The new website also has an archive of images that allow people to search by date and continent.

The goal of the DSCOVR mission is to maintain the capability of the U.S. to provide real-time solar wind monitoring which allow for accurate space weather alerts and forecasts.

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