The View From 147,354,066 km Above The Earth

With the possible exception of Hakan Nordkvist, astronauts are the ultimate travelers.

Wanting to give us poor saps stuck down here on earth a look at what astronauts in space see, programmer John Walker developed this cool site which shows the Earth from 147,354,066 kilometers — or 91,561,571.7 miles — above.

Tapping into satellite data, Walker’s Earth — which is easily pan-able — even shows shadow and sunlight in real-time. (I captured this thumbnail at, oh, 5:33 am.) Big, bold, and bursting with color, Walker’s giant Earth is worth playing with.

Boy, the Sahara looks dry.

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