Photograph: VIIRS/Suomi-NPP/NASA

A gallery of satellite images of the earth in June 2012:

There have been many images of the full disc of Earth from space – a view often referred to as ‘the Blue Marble’ – but few have looked quite like this. Using natural-colour images from the visible/infrared imaging radiometre suite (VIIRS) on the recently launched Suomi-NPP satellite, a Nasa scientist has compiled a new view showing the Arctic and high latitudes