Each continent is (partially) shown here as seen from a satellite. The images are a "patchwork" of several different satellite images, which explains the lack of clouds. They are all taken at the same hour (noon or close), so there are almost no shadows.
|Africa - Large version|
|Asia - Large version|
|Australia - Large version|
|Europe - Large version|
|North America - Large version|
|South America - Large version|
|Antarctica - Large version|
|Images taken from |
UNEP (2003), ISBN: 92-807-2272-5
Selected Satellite Images of Our Changing Environment.
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