Published: April 21, 2020

 EPIC spacecraftDid you know you can see near-live images of the entire sunlit side of the Earth and watch time-lapse videos as the Earth spins? You can, thanks to DSCOVR: EPIC! EPIC is the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera that is onboard NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). The spacecraft orbits Earth approximately one million miles up at the L1 Lagrange point (a place in space with a neutral gravity point between the Earth and Sun). At this point the spacecraft has the Sun at its back and can take a picture of Earth every two hours. This allows us to track the weather (including space weather), ozone levels, aerosols, UV radiation, and more. There’s also a gallery of events, like the total solar eclipse in 2017 and the lunar transit in 2016 from an incredibly unique perspective. Take a look and explore the Earth like you've never seen it before!