This new website from Nasa allows you to see how the Earth changes each day from a million miles away in space

 
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The images will show the sunlit side of the planet
The images will show the sunlit side of the planet (Source: Getty)

You can now see what the Earth looks like from space every day, thanks to a new website launched by Nasa.

The US space agency is putting images taken by a camera on its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) up for public viewing, so that it is possible to see how the Earth rotates over a 24-hour period.

DISCOVR is an observation and space weather satellite whose main purpose is to determine how magnetic fields emitted from the sun interfere with the earth's communication systems. It was sent up into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket earlier this year, and is now based roughly 1m miles away from Earth.

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It sits in a spot known as Lagrangian Point 1, where the gravitational pull of Earth and the moon work to cancel each other out and stop the satellite drifting off into space.

While monitoring weather events, it will also take dozens of images of the full sunlit-side of the planet every day, so that it's possible to track changes on its surface over time.

The website is a collaboration project between Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

You can watch the original launch of the satellite here:

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