First Earth Selfie

First Earth Selfie

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FIRST COLOR IMAGE OF THE FULL ILLUMINATED EARTH IN 1967
Published in The Cosmic View on August 2, 2015
The first colour image of the whole Earth was little known because it was taken by DODGE – for ‘Department of Defense Gravitational Experiment’ – the satellite was sent into a near-geostationary orbit in July 1967.

The hurricane above the gulf of Mexico is the Beulah hurricane. The image was taken with a black an white TV camera which took three photos with a red, green and a blue filter to create the color image. The small ball in front of the picture is a colour match card.