NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

Google Earth topo map layer download

Download Free KML and KMZ files:

Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QbWeX0_lfSFhUxya9363DqPSuIkq64P-/view

An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph while orbiting over Southeast Asia and looking toward Earth’s limb. The Vietnamese coast and Thailand anchor the center of the image. For context. The distance from Hainan to Kunming. A city in southern China. Is more than 800 kilometers (500 miles).

In the background of the photo. The circular shape of Hainan Island. China’s southernmost province is outlined by the lights of its coastal cities. Millions of years ago. Hainan was connected. o the mainland. Then a rift formed in the Hainan Straight and separated the two landmasses. Today. Hainan sits about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from mainland China.

In several parts of the image. Storm clouds blur the white- and orange-hued city lights.

Thailand’s landscape is illuminated by the lights of Ubon Ratchathani. Amnat Charoen, and Yasothon. And the network of highways that connects the cities. Inland from Vietnam’s coast. A strip of darkness includes less-populated areas of southern Laos.

The astronaut photographer also captured a bright lightning strike over the Gulf of Thailand, while the Moon appears just above Earth’s limb on the upper right edge. Fishing fleets seen near Vietnam’s coast illuminate the South China Sea.

Astronaut photograph ISS066-E-24707 was acquired on. October 30, 2021, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 28 millimeters.

It is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit. Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 66 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. And lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the:. ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet.

Additional images taken by astronauts. And cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC. Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

Caption by Minna Adel Rubio, Jacobs Technology, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Source: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/feeds/image-of-the-day.rss

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An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph while orbiting over Southeast Asia and looking toward Earth’s limb. For context, the distance from Hainan to Kunming, a city in southern China, is more than 800 kilometers (500 miles). Then a rift formed in the Hainan Straight and separated the two landmasses. The astronaut photographer also captured a bright lightning strike over the Gulf of Thailand, while the Moon appears just above Earth’s limb on the upper right edge.

NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph while orbiting over Southeast Asia and looking toward Earth’s limb. For context, the distance from Hainan to Kunming, a city in southern China, is more than 800 kilometers (500 miles). Then a rift formed in the Hainan Straight and separated the two landmasses. The astronaut photographer also captured a bright lightning strike over the Gulf of Thailand, while the Moon appears just above Earth’s limb on the upper right edge.

An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph while orbiting over Southeast Asia and looking toward Earth’s limb. Is more than 800 kilometers (500 miles). Then a rift formed in the Hainan Straight and separated the two landmasses. The astronaut photographer also captured a bright lightning strike over the Gulf of Thailand, while the Moon appears just above Earth’s limb on the upper right edge.

An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph while orbiting over Southeast Asia and looking toward Earth’s limb. Is more than 800 kilometers (500 miles). Then a rift formed in the Hainan Straight and separated the two landmasses. The astronaut photographer also captured a bright lightning strike over the Gulf of Thailand, while the Moon appears just above Earth’s limb on the upper right edge.

Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!

Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!

Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!

Introduction | View in Google Earth | KML Developers | Screenshots |

Google Earth topo map layer download

Download Free KML and KMZ files:

Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QbWeX0_lfSFhUxya9363DqPSuIkq64P-/view

Exemple KML overlay: Click on and Zoom in:

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Introduction

I put together a KML file that overlays maps from Google, Yahoo, Windows Live (MSN) and other sources in Google Earth.

Why? You may find useful to show street maps (even from Google) in Google Earth for areas that are not covered well by default. For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. See the screenshots below.

View in Google Earth

Map Type:  All  Google Maps Google Satellite Google Hybrid (Labels) Google Terrain Google Ditu (China Maps)   Windows Live Maps Windows Live Satellite Windows Live Hybrid Windows Live Terrain Live Brasil Maps   Yahoo Maps Yahoo Satellite Yahoo Hybrid (Labels) Yahoo India Maps Yahoo India Hybrid (Labels)   OpenStreetMap (Mapnik) OpenStreetMap (Osmarender) OpenAerialMap OpenCycleMap.  

Map overlays for Google Earth

Offset in degrees: lat: lon:

Transparency (0-100): 

Or click this link for default values:     >>> maps.kml <<<

Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. As you zoom in the maps will be more and more “accurate”.

Information for KML Developers

If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file. Select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file. You may include several map overlays in the same file.

Screenshots

Screenshots for: Minsk, Kiev, Bucharest, Sofia, Cairo, Shanghai. Mouse hover the images to see the difference.

Minsk, Belarus (Windows Live Hybrid / Google Earth):

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Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine (Windows Live Hybrid / Google Earth):

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Bucharest, Romania (Yahoo Hybrid Labels):

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Sofia, Bulgaria (Yahoo Hybrid Labels):

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Cairo, Egypt (Windows Live Maps, offsets -0.00049,0.00127 / Google Earth):

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Shanghai, China (Google Ditu, offsets 0.0019,-0.0048 / Google Earth):

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For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth). Has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file. Select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

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