In 1960 the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This app celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere.
The app features stunning images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. Sensors on these satellites can measure light outside of the visible range, so the images show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The app draws on several images from the USGS Landsat image gallery and introduces many new images.
This app features time-lapse satellite images of locations on Earth undergoing significant change over decades, linking to NASA’s Earth Observatory website. The app has a thumbnail gallery of the images as well as an interactive directory with images organized by geographic region. Each image has a brief caption and the ability to enlarge each scene.
The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime.
Earth as art – enjoy the gallery.
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app but now that I updated my iPad I can’t use it! Please update it soon. I teach my students about geology and they love it.
Earth IS art
As a high school art teacher, this gives a completely new perspective to landscapes. My students’ thinking and skills were blown wide open with these beautiful images. Please update the app so it works with iOS 11. I can’t use this app on my new iPad.
Awesome Visualization of This Planet!
This app is well structured, well designed to beautifully present a unique perspective of the earth in all its glory. The presentation is a bit tedious with the dialog comments on the screen and having to collapse the caption in a different place than the caption expand icon, however this is very minor. Well done!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.