Science and Exploration

Earth As Seen By DSCOVR From L1

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 1, 2015
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Earth As Seen By DSCOVR From L1
DSCOVR View of Earth and Moon

This DSCOVR image of Earth was taken on 29 November 2015 at 07:25:15 GMT from a distance of 861,489 miles at L1.
Launched February 11, 2015, DSCOVR the nation’s first operational satellite in deep space is set to replace NASA’s 17-year old ACE research satellite as America’s primary warning system for solar magnetic storms and solar wind data. (ACE will continue its role in space weather research).

DSCOVR will give NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) forecasters higher-quality measurements of solar wind conditions, improving their ability to monitor and warn of severe and potentially dangerous space weather events.

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