December 17, 2021: NASA’s Eyes on Earth allows you to see any NSAS satellite as well as to study the science data they provide.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
NASA’s real-time 3D visualization tool, known as Eyes on Earth, has recently been upgraded to put more data in the public’s hand, according to a press release from the space agency.
Produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, Eyes on Earth shows the placement of the International Space Station as will as other satellites, like Landsat 9.
By clicking the icon that represents the satellite, background information is available as well as a 3D model.
To open your eyes to NASA’s satellite missions, click the link above or point your browser to eyes.nasa.gov to see all the interactive sections and 3D models of spacecraft exploring the space around us!
January 5, 2022: Jupiter and the crescent are 5.5° in the evening sky. Look for Mercury and Saturn with the planet-moon duo. Earlier, Venus is low in the west-southwest. Before sunrise, Mars is near Antares.
January 4, 2022: Earth is at perihelion today – it’s closest point to the sun. Mars is a morning planet, while the evening planet pack – Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter – and the crescent moon are in the southwest after sundown.
January 3, 2022: The moon passes Venus for the final time of this evening appearance of Venus. As night falls, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter are visible in the southwest. Mars is in the southeast before sunrise.
December 30, 2021: As the year ends and the new one opens, the night sky’s brightest star – Sirius – is in the southern sky at the midnight hour.
December 31, 2021: This morning before sunup, the thin waning crescent moon appears near Mars and the star Antares. Four planets – Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter – are on parade in the southwest after sundown.