PHOTO: Whole Earth, in One Shot

How many megapixels does your camera have? Electro-L, a Russian weather satellite, was able to snap a very impressive photo of the Earth in one single shot. This massive 121 megapixel image is one of the rare instances we get to see an original picture of our planet. Most of the views we see are stitched together from several pictures. The satellite is in a “geo-stationary orbit” says the Daily Mail, making it motionless and able to catch stunning images.

You can see the image at medium resolution on this page, and if you click again you can see the full 121 megapixel version.

There’s also a time-lapse video of Earth, which shows what happens as our planet drifts through space. It’s pretty spectacular. Check it out below:


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