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New World Vegetation Map

New Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World's Vegetation

from the site:

The "Vegetation on Our Planet" image isn't a mere snapshot of the Earth - that would be misleading because some areas would be experiencing winter while others enjoy the summer sun. Instead, it's a representation of data gathered over the course of a year. The Suomi NPP satellite uses a visible and infrared imaging and radiometer suite to detect how much energy a particular point on the ground reflects back to space, and it's able to tell the difference between a living plant and other objects.