The picture was taken by NASA’s GOES-17 satellite – the second in a sequence of subsequent-era geostationary climate satellites.
The image reveals the Western Hemisphere, together with breathtaking views of the North and South American continents.
GOES-17 additionally captured a video of a sundown over the Earth’s Western Hemisphere on May 20.
A spokesperson for NASA stated: “This view from over 22,000 miles out in space is presented in GeoColor, which captures features of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere in vivid detail and colours intuitive to human vision.”
The satellite launched in March from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, and is presently in its put up-launch checkout and testing section.
During this era the satellite’s devices and techniques are calibrated, validated and assessed for operational utilization.