Live earth map from satellite. Don homuth in 1893 orlando ferguson a real estate developer based in south dakota drew a map of the earth. The mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. The satellite orbits at an altitude of 705 kilometers above the earth in a near polar orbit around the earth from north pole to south pole.
This map shows the location of the north magnetic pole the white star and the magnetic declination see contour interval of 2 degrees at the beginning of 2019. While it is possible to view live satellite images of hemispheres of the earth it is not possible to view live satellite images of your own home or of any other specific location on earth for that matter. Landsat 8 orbits the earth every 99 minutes. Live map satellite is design to let user navigate the direction and location by using built in google live map and street view function.
This means that every area of land on earth is imaged at least once every 16 days. See current wind weather ocean and pollution conditions as forecast by supercomputers on an interactive animated map. Globalstar is a low earth orbit satellite constellation for satellite phone and low speed data communications similar to the iridium and orbcomm satellite systems. Zoom into new nasa satellite and aerial images of the earth updated every day.