On the one hand, the Greater History Assignment of 2012 is finished and handed in. On the other hand, that means it’s time for yet another of these catchups, I’m afraid. To begin, I’m assuming that you’ve seen the “2012 Blue Marble” image released back in late January:

The "Blue Marble" - aka "North America from low orbiting satellite Suomi NPP"

If you haven’t, you’ve turned the images off and there’s no helping you. As well as the picture above – which, as you’ll note, is comprised mostly of North America – a second one showing Africa was released a week later. Continue reading