OnEarth has launched a milestone data set. Now provided is a near real time global satellite view of MODIS. We are getting very near the point where anyone can freely monitor what’s happening on our planet, right now.
A new dataset built for this server, available from Dec 1st 2007 as a beta test. This mosaic is continuosly updated with images from MODIS TERRA, which has almost global daily coverage. This layer is the most current, near-global image of the earth available. The resolution is 250m per pixel in the middle of the swath, less on the edges. Visit the MODIS Website for more information.