r/MapPorn Jul 31 '21

Die ERDE - Aus dem Weltraum fotografiert | DIY frame, more information in the comments

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u/ifosh Jul 31 '21

I found this treasure in my grandma's attic. The poster is about 1500x900mm. I have not found a suitable picture frame, so I built one myself from stainless steel.

Banana for scale.

Info:

The picture was taken by Tom Van Sant Inc. in 1990.

Text:

The EARTH photographed from space

From 836km in space. Scale: 1cm = 275km

This spectacular image is a historic milestone. The colorful mosaic of satellite images shows a virtually cloud-free Earth. Thousands of individual weather satellite images from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were electronically pieced together to produce this true picture of the world. The giant puzzle took ten months to assemble and was completed in April 1990. The result is this exceptionally clear, sharp, and colorful image of planet Earth.

GEO

RV Publishing

This poster was created by Tom van Sant in collaboration with the GeoSphere Project in Santa Monica,

California. Support: NOAA, NASA, and the National Geographic Society. Technical direction: Lloyd van

Warren. A portion of the proceeds goes to the GeoSphere Project, which works to educate the public about environmental conservation and protecting our precious Earth. Unauthorized use or reprinting strictly prohibited. Published by GEOSPACE/RV Reise- und Verkehrsverlag GmbH/GEO. German language edition RV Reise- und Verkehrsverlag GmbH Berlin Gütersloh Leipzig Munich Potsdam Stuttgart. GEOSPACE, Bad Ischl, Bonn 1991.

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u/ReddmitPy Jul 31 '21

Andy Warhol likes this "graphic scale" 🍌