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NASA Earth Observatory turns 10 — vote for your favorites

The NASA Earth Observatory is ten years old (this is where I get many of the images I show on The GeoChristian). For most of that time, EO has featured a new image every day, for a total of over 3,000 fantastic images of the Earth (mostly).

EO is asking for its viewers to vote for their favorite images:

Vote for Your Favorite Image of the Day
In celebration of our anniversary, we want to hear which Images of the Day have impressed you most over the past ten years. Tell us what you have found most beautiful, most fascinating, or most unusual by voting for your favorites. Voting will be in two rounds:

  • In Round 1 (March 31-April 13), you can vote for images from the entire Image of the Day catalog. We know it can be hard to pick just one, so each user can choose up to 10 favorite images per day. Each day, you can come back and cast ten more votes—either for the same images you picked before, or a totally new set of ten.
  • In Round 2 (April 14-27), you can select your number one favorite Image of the Day from the top vote getters from Round 1.

On April 29, we will announce our readers’ 10 Favorite Images of the Day!

It was fairly easy to pick about thirty favorite images, but it was difficult to narrow it down to my top ten. Here are my ten picks, in no particular order:


Ocean Sand, Bahamas — 9/13/2002

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Bands of sand and seaweeds in shallow water in the Bahamas.


Mount Vesuvius, Italy — 12/28/2000

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Mount Vesuvius is surrounded by densely populated areas (blue).



Lena River Delta, Russia — 8/19/2002

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The Lena is one of the longest rivers in the world, and empties into the Arctic Ocean.


Lake Carnegie, Western Australia — 8/5/2002

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This lake only has water in it after heavy rainfall.


Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia — 9/23/2002

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These dunes in Nambia are the tallest in the world -- up to 300 m (980 ft) tall.


Malaspina Glacier, Alaska — 5/2/2003

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The Malaspina Glacier exits a mountain valley and spreads out to be 65 km (40 mi) wide.


Jau National Park, Brazil — 5/2/2004

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I like this for the delta forming in a river (on the right edge) rather than in a lake or ocean.


Grand Canal, Venice — 6/19/2004

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Even though this is an urban setting, the stamp of nature still shows in the meandering channel (I'm assuming that is its natural course).


Fire Scars in Australia’s Simpson Desert — 6/13/2005

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The fire scars are bright orange. Grass-covered sand dunes run from lower left to upper right.


Wilkens Ice Shelf Closeup, Antarctica — 3/28/2008

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The larger icebergs are several hundred meters (yards) long.


Grace and Peace

April 1, 2009 - Posted by | Environment, Geology, Imagery, Maps |

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