Satellite Image

Japan’s Himawari 8 weather satellite captures the world’s first true-color photograph of the Earth

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recently released the world's first true-color photograph of the Earth, as captured by one of its satellites. Launched on October 7, 2014, Himawari 8 is one of the eight Himawari ¬†geostationary satellites, managed by the JMA. Built by Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric, it is the first of two satellite models, designed…