Earth - Global Elevation Model with Satellite Imagery (Version 6)
Digital elevation model of Earth with sunlight positioned to approximately 5/29/12 11:10 UTC. Elevations are exaggerated by 30 times to tease out most of the major terrain features (thus the appearance of clouds being extremely high in the atmosphere). Sources: GEBCO_08 bathymetric raster data provided by the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans. Satellite imagery provided by the NASA's Earth Observatory Blue Marble project. Global clouds are from the NASA Visible Earth catalog. Night lights are from the NASA Visible Earth project Earth's City Lights image. Rendered using jDem846.
This version adds the use of Blue Marble colors for the ocean, updated (and more accurate) solar lighting, & light emission from cities and other urban areas.