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The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) always sees the sunlit side of the Earth. During solar eclipses, EPIC can watch the Moon’s shadow advance.
The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) frequently captures the specular reflection of sunlight (i.e., sun glint) from both ocean surface and cloud ice crystals.
The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captures the view of the Moon when it enters EPIC’s field of view, either passing in front of the Earth (known as a transit) or behind it (occultation). These are rare occasions as the EPIC field of view is just a little larger than the full disk of Earth and DSCOVR spends very little time in the lunar orbital plane.
The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captures large wildfires. By taking images in sequence across each day, EPIC estimates the amount of smoke dispersed by winds.
The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) took its “first-light” image July 6, 2015. EPIC is occasionally pointed away from Earth for calibration, sometimes even imaging other planets.

March 21, 2022

High time cadence (20 minutes) RGB images of Earth on March 21, 2022 during the Spring equinox.

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December 04, 2021

On Dec. 4, 2021, EPIC imaged a rare total solar eclipse in Antarctica from 1 million miles away. Click to see the full sized image.

February 11, 2021

On February 11th, 2021, the moon again passed between DSCOVR and the Earth. EPIC snapped these images over a period of about 3 hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates over Australia and the Pacific, gradually revealing Asia.

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October 02, 2020

On October 02, 2020, DSCOVR caught the moon passing behind Earth. EPIC snapped these images over a period of about 6 hours.

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September 12, 2020

Visible-light and ultraviolet images show the progression of the smoke from the historic wildfires on the west coast of the United States from Sept. 9–12.

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June 21, 2020

On June 21, 2020, DSCOVR EPIC captured an annular solar eclipse over Asia.

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April 21, 2018

Panel 1: On April 21st, 2018, DSCOVR EPIC observed a bright glint from the smooth water surface at the Arabian Sea. Panel 2: On July 4, 2018, DSCOVR EPIC captured a sun glint from ice clouds over Mexico. Panel 3: On August 5, 2018, DSCOVR EPIC observed a sun glint from ice clouds over Thailand. Panel 4: On September 9, 2018, DSCOVR EPIC captured a sun glint from ice clouds over South Sudan. The glints appear blue on the east side and red on the west side because EPIC uses a filter wheel and captures the red component of the image slightly later than the blue component—and during the time in between, the Earth’s rotation shifts the position of the glint to the west. (See Fig. 6 at https://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/epic for an image of EPIC’s filter wheel.)

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August 21, 2017

On August 21st, 2017, DSCOVR EPIC captured a total solar eclipse over North America.

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May 15, 2017

Parked in space a million miles from Earth, the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captures glimmers of reflected sunlight, evidence of ice crystals in the atmosphere.

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February 26, 2017

On February 26th, 2017, DSCOVR EPIC captured an annular solar eclipse over South America.

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July 05, 2016

July 05, 2016. On July 5th, 2016, the moon again passed between DSCOVR and the Earth. EPIC snapped these images over a period of about 4 hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates, starting with the Australia and Pacific and gradually revealing Asia and Africa.

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March 15, 2016

On March 15, 2016, over a span of 5 hours, DSCOVR EPIC imaged Jupiter. This activity was done for purposes of instrument characterization, but also provides a unique view of our solar system's largest planet and its moons. Because of the long time span and the techniques required to do the imaging, it was not possible to do regular color images. Instead, the color information was extracted from the relevant bands and applied to the 443nm (blue) channel in order to provide the colorized rendition. Below is the labeled version of the colorized 443nm band, the original 443nm band, and the unlabeled colorized 443nm band.

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March 09, 2016

A total solar eclipse starting on March 9 00:15 UTC and ending on March 9 03:38 UTC was visible only from the South Pacific. The DSCOVR EPIC camera was following the shadow cast by the moon on Earth during this time from its vantage point at the Sun-Earth first Lagrange point. Note that the total eclipse is limited to the center black area of the shadow. The outer regions experienced a partial eclipse with a portion of the sun’s disk always visible. Hence some surface features and clouds can be identified.

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September 27, 2015

Video of the lunar occlusion event as captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).

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July 16, 2015

Reprocessed images and movie of the transit of the moon in front of the full sunlit disk of Earth captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on board NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) on July 16, 2015. The transit lasted from 16:30 EDT to 20:10 EDT. Since DSCOVR is not exactly on the Sun-Earth line, this event is not a solar eclipse.

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July 06, 2015

Reprocessed version of the first light image of North and Central America made by the DSCOVR EPIC camera on July 6, 2015. Clouds cover most of the hemisphere. The central turquoise areas are shallow seas around the Caribbean islands. The brighter circular area in the image’s center is caused by sun light reflected from the ocean surface (sun glint).

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