First Weather Satellite Image of Earth, April 1 1960

First Tiros image of Earth

This is the first weather satellite image of earth was taken slightly over 53 years ago on April 1, 1960. It was taken by the TIROS-1 satellite and it’s the first television image of earth from space. Look how far we’ve come.

Via io9

Image courtesy of Rick Kohrs, SSEC via CIMSS Satellite Blog.