satellite image

Satellite imagery
of the Earth

Landsat-1 image
cloud systemsEarth's surface

Below is a checklist of Satellite imagery of the Earth on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Philatelic items including Earth images from the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab missions are found in three separate pages:

The Notes for entries in this page identify the spacecraft that provided the image, if it is known. In some cases uncertainty in that identification is indicated by words such as "possible". In many cases the source of the image is unknown.

Some Apollo missions also provided beautiful Earthrise images. In this page, a few Earthrise images from non-Apollo sources are highlighted in yellow. Earthrise images from Apollo missions are found in a separate page (Apollo-mission Earth (and Earthrise) imagery).

The two tables Blue Marble (2001) and Blue Marble (2012) present Earth images constructed from imagery from specific satellites12,16. The first such image, Blue Marble (1972), is a photograph from the Apollo-17 mission and its philatelic items are found in the Apollo-mission Earth imagery page.

In this page, green highlighting indicates manned-mission items with actual Earth images from Soyuz, Salyut, Mir, the Space Shuttle/STS, and the ISS.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Images of Earth's cloud systems Images of Earth's cloud systems
Summary and cross-references for images of Earth
(for which two or more items are found)
Gemini-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Gemini-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Apollo-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Apollo-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Skylab-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Skylab-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Blue Marble (2001)
(MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Blue Marble (2001)
(MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Blue Marble (2012)
(VIIRS quasi-full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Chronological list with details of (un-manned satellite) Blue Marble imagery
Images of Earth's surface Images of Earth's surface
Nighttime visible images of Earth's surface Nighttime visible images of Earth's surface


Below is a list of Satellite imagery of the Earth on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Images of Earth's cloud systems
AjmanMi467A
Mi467B

Imperforate
1969Full-disk false-color image
AjmanMi467 dsDeluxe sheet (Mi467)
Andorra (French)576 (Mi607)2003(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Angola1699 (BL189)In (lower-right) margin of SS12019Full-disk true-color image
Antigua and BarbudaNonePhonecard199?Visible image of Hurricane Luis
Antigua and Barbuda2360a-b (Mi3181-3182)Pair from MS6 (2360 (a-f))2000Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
Argentina2618 (Mi3412)2011(probable) ash or smoke plume above lower clouds (possible altocumulus) (in lower-right)
Argentina2618 fdcStamp on FDC (Correo Argentino cachet)
Argentina2966b (Mi2925)One of MS4 (2966 (a-d)) (BL181, Mi3924-3927)2022South America and adjoining oceans (from GOES-East from 1984); Volcanic ash plume, from the eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, and other clouds over and around part of South America in a true-color image from EOS-Terra on 6 June 2011, not the 2015 eruption of Calbuco volcano as in the text (on brochure outside)
Argentina2966 fdcMS4 on FDC
Argentina2966 brochureBrochure outside
Armenia773 maxi (Mi632 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard, also back2007(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Australia1260a (BL14)In (upper) margin of MS3 (1258-1260)1992(partial) Full-disk quasi-true-color image
Australia1260a fdc1MS3 on FDC (Australia Post cachet, Coogee NSW cancel), also back
Australia1260a fdc2MS3 on FDC (Australia Post cachet, Coonabarabran NSW cancel), also back
Australia1258-1260+1260a packPresentation pack, also front
Australia1260b (BL14I)In (upper) margin of 1260a overprinted
AustriaNoneCard, also detail1969Photo of Europe from Nimbus-2
Austria1233 maxi (Mi? maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Austria1535 fdc (Mi2026 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1991Full-disk true-color image, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Azerbaijan1099 (Mi?)On parts of both stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS2 (a-b)2015(partial) Full-disk color-enhanced image, possibly from the eastern of two Meteosat locations; (see also Belarus 967)
Bahamas489a (Mi476-479)Three of four stamps on MS4 (486-489)1981(artistic) Visible images of clouds over the Bahamas
Bahrain404 (Mi495)1993True-color image of Bahrain
Bahrain406 (Mi497)Full-disk true-color image based on this image from GOES-1, taken in 1979 when it was temporarily at 58 deg E, over the Indian Ocean, as part of GARP; see all items with this image
Bahrain404-406 fdcTwo of three stamps on FDC(As above for stamps)
Barbados555 (Mi539)1981Visible image of a hurricane near Leeward Islands
Belarus967 (Mi?)On parts of both stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS2 (a-b)2015(partial) Full-disk color-enhanced image, possibly from the eastern of two Meteosat locations; (see also Azerbaijan 1099)
Belarus967 fdcMS2 on FDC
Belgium2015 maxi (Mi3327 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard2004Full-disk true-color3 image
Belgium2858a (Mi4831)One of MS5 (2858 (a-e)) (BL226, Mi4831-4835)2018False-color multi-spectral visible image (spiral cloud pattern around a deep low pressure center southwest of Iceland)
Belize974 (Mi1073)1991Visible image of Hurricane Gilbert
BeninUnknown f (Mi none)One of MS6 (a-f) [known illegal issue]2003A heavily cloud-covered portion of Earth forms the backdrop for this scene (the source of the image is this photo (S07-32-1660) from SPAS-01 of STS-7/Challenger)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)In (lower-center) margin of MS6 (a-f) [known illegal issue]2003GOES-7 image from 25 Aug 1992 with Hurricane Andrew in the Gulf of Mexico, when rotated 90 deg; see all items with this image
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2013Full-disk true-color image
BeninUnknown ss (Mi none)In (upper) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2019(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)154 (Mi173)From MS8 (154a (8x 154 + label))2006(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)154 fdcStamp on FDC
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb. Admin.)Unknown1 (Mi39A)
Unknown1 imperf (Mi39B)

Imperforate
2016Full-disk true-color image
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb. Admin.)Unknown2 (Mi?)
Unknown2 imperf

Imperforate
Bulgaria3612 (Mi3901)1991Pixelated and (partial) Full-disk image
Bulgaria3612 maxiMaxicard(As above for stamp); enhanced true-color image of western Europe and north Africa (on maxicard cachet)
Bulgaria3613 (Mi3902)(partial) Full-disk image
Bulgaria3612-3613 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC(As above for stamps)
Bulgaria3612-3613 bookletBooklet of 8 (4x (3612-3613))
BurundiBL499A
BL499B
In (lower) margin of MS2 (Mi3480A-3481A)
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi3480B-3481B)
2014(partial) Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
CamerounC99 (Mi533)1968Black-and-white image from Explorer-6
CamerounC99 fdcStamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
CamerounC101 (Mi535)1968Black-and-white image from or transmitted by Molniya-14
Canada1046 maxi (Mi945 maxi)Image on maxicard, also back, and text detail1985Cumulus clouds over the Canadian maritimes (Bay of Fundy and surrounding area) from the STS-41-G/Challenger (from photo taken by Canadian Astronaut Mark Garneau, October 1984; STS-41G-34-112 is part of the image)
Canada1442a fdc (Mi1323-1324 fdc)(Canada Post Corp.) cachet on FDC, also back1992Full-disk true-color image of unknown source: see all items with this image
Canada2999e (Mi?)One of MS10 (2999 (a-j))2017(portion of) IMAX view of HST in the STS-31R/Discovery payload bay, as in this still from the IMAX film
Canada3004 (Mi?)Die-cut
Canada3004 fdcDie-cut stamp on FDC (Canada Post cachet)
Cayman Islands510 (Mi514)1983Full-disk true-color3 image
Cayman Islands1049 (Mi1164)From MS6 (1049a (6x 1049))2009Earth image with the ISS (based on an artist drawing from the end of 2006 of the expected ISS final configuration) in the foreground
Central African RepublicC234 (Mi692)
iC234

Imperforate
1980Images from Meteosat
Central African RepublicC234a (BL95)On stamp of SS1 (C234)
Central African Republic510 fdc (Mi825 fdc)(Dark-blue and grey printed) cachet on FDC1982Color-enhanced infrared image of a hurricane
Central African Republic511 fdc (Mi826 fdc)
Central African Republic512 fdc (Mi827 fdc)
Central African Republic513 fdc (Mi828 fdc)
Central African RepublicC266 fdc (Mi829 fdc)
Central African RepublicC267 fdc (Mi830 fdc)
Central African RepublicC268Ab (BL180)In (right) margin of SS1 (C268A)
Central African Republic534 (Mi861A)
i534 (Mi861B)

Imperforate
1982Full-disk true-color3 image (in background)
Central African Republic534 fdcStamp on FDC
Central African Republic534a (BL202)On stamp of SS1 (534)
Central African Republic535 (Mi862A)
i535 (Mi862B)

Imperforate
Full-disk false-color image (in background)
Central African Republic535 fdcStamp on FDC (magenta printed cachet)
Central African Republic535a (BL203)On stamp of SS1 (535)
Central African RepublicMi12725One of MS4 (Mi12724-12727)2022Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Central African RepublicBL3007In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi14763)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Central African RepublicBL2909SS1 (Mi14140)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image with sun glint creating the bright area in the water, and two large thunderstorms with white cirrus tops and dark shadows due to the low solar angle (in lower margin background)
Central African RepublicMi12297One of MS4 (Mi12296-12299)2023(artistic and partial) Full-disk true-color image
Central African RepublicBL2535In (right) margin of SS1 (Mi12300)(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Central African RepublicMi14144One of MS4 (Mi14141-14144)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Chad708 (Mi1505A-1510A)
i708 (Mi1505B-1510B)
In background of MS6 (708 (a-f))
In background of imperforate MS6 (i708 (a-f))
1997Full-disk false-color image (in background)
ChadMi2660A
Mi2660B
One of MS4 (Mi2660A-2663A or Mi2660A-2663A) (different margins) or Mi2660A-2663A (even different margins)
One of imperforate MS4 (Mi2660B-2663B or Mi2660B-2663B) (different margins) or Mi2660B-2663B (even different margins)
2013(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
ChadMi2660A
Mi2660B
Stamp from SS1 (BL528A)
Stamp from imperforate SS1 (BL528B)
ChadUnknown ms (Mi none)In (surrounding) margin of MS4 (a-d), also detail2021(partial) Full-disk visible image (in margin); includes a deep low pressure center and associated cold front over the western Atlantic off the North American coast
ChadMi5185One of MS4 (Mi5184-5187)2021(partial) Full-disk true-color image, when flipped-vertically
ChadMi6235One of MS4 (Mi6233-6236 + 2 labels)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
Chile1178a-b fdc (Mi1775-1776 fdc)(Correos de Chile) cachet on FDC, also back1996Full-disk quasi-true-color image
Chile1178c-d fdc (Mi1777-1778 fdc)(Correos de Chile) cachet on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front1999(composite) visible image from FY-1B
China (People's Republic)3066 (Mi3194)2000Full-disk visible image (in background)
China (People's Republic)3066 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
China (People's Republic)3066-3069 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC
China (People's Republic)3066-3069 fdc2One of four stamps and cachet on FDCAlso (partial) Full-disk true-color3 image (in cachet)
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2002Visible image of a typhoon
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also detail and front2003Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
China (People's Republic)3505b+label (Mi3765+label)One of four different labels associated with pair (3505 (a-b)), or two of eight labels associated with MS8 (3505c (4x (3505 (a-b)) + 8 labels))2006Full-disk true-color3 image
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2011?Visible image of Hurricane Elena, from Space Shuttle Discovery on 1 Sep 1985; see all items with this image
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label1 (Mi2986-2995 label1)Labels from MS10 (3574k_1 (a-j + 10 labels))2004Infrared image of Mei-yu weather pattern (quasi-stationary front over eastern China and eastward over the ocean). It occurs in and around May of each year and brings cloudy and wet conditions)
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label2 (Mi2986-2995 label2)Water-vapor image of an occluded mid-latitude low pressure center (at the lower left); orange shading inside the very dark grey areas shows dry conditions in the low-mid troposphere; typhoon (at upper right), probably moving northward and nearing the end of its life cycle.
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label3 (Mi2986-2995 label3)Visible image of a winter outbreak of very cold air from the Chinese mainland, with cloud streets forming over the ocean and transforming downstream into low stratocumulus and cumulus clouds and some areas of a closed cellular pattern. A low pressure center lies at the upper right of the image, while a high lies over the mainland.
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label4 (Mi2986-2995 label4)Microwave image of a typhoon to the northeast of Taiwan
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label5 (Mi2986-2995 label5)Multi-spectral visible and infrared image of a developing tropical depression or a tropical cyclone east of the Philippines. The "fuzzy" look of the clouds indicates cirrus from the cumulonimbus clouds in the system.
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label9 (Mi2986-2995 label9)False-color image of a typhoon as an example of Taiwan's severe weather monitoring system
Ciskei (South Africa)187-190 fdc (Mi211-214 fdc)Cachet on FDC1992Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Colombia1250 (Mi2388)From MS6 (1250a (6x 1250))2005Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Colombia1250 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Colombia1567 (BL106, Mi3359-3360)MS2 (1567 (a-b))2021Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Colombia1567a-b fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Comoro Islands387 (Mi488)1978Visible image of clouds with shadows (to left of satellite); full-disk color-enhanced water-vapor image (below satellite)
Comoro Islands387a (BL185)On stamp of SS1 (387)
Comoro Islands768 (Mi964)
i768

Imperforate
1991(very similar to, but slightly later than) Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
Comoro Islands768b (BL350A)
i768b (BL350B)
On stamp of SS1 (768)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i768)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2014Earthrise image from Lunar Orbiter-1 (the first Earthrise image ever!); also enhancement1 and enhancement2
Congo (Democratic Republic, Kinshasa)Unknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2006(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico), when flipped horizontally, also detail; see all items with this image
Congo (Democratic Republic, Kinshasa)Unknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Cook IslandsKM1648$10. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2012Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Curacao190 (Mi262)2014(partial) Full-disk quasi-true-color image, centered on North and South America
Cyprus960 sc (Mi959 sc)Cachet on souvenir card, also back2000Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Cyprus1109 maxi (Mi1150-1151 maxi)Cachet (only) on maxicard2009Full-disk true-color3 image (on cachet)
Denmark489 fdc (Mi521 fdc)(N) cachet (same as next item) on FDC1972Full-disk true-color3 image from ATS-3
Denmark627 fdc (Mi677 fdc)(N) cachet (same as previous item) on FDC1979Full-disk true-color3 image from ATS-3
DjiboutiMi5805Stamp from SS1 (BL1938)2022(partial) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)In (right) margin of MS6 (a-f)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image (of the Mediterranean area, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean), when flipped horizontally
DjiboutiMi6409One of MS4 (Mi6406-6409), or from MS3 (Mi6409_ms3)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
DjiboutiMi6410Stamp from SS1 (BL2088)
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper and left) margins of SS12023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
DjiboutiMi6416Stamp from SS1 (BL2090)2023(poorly-depicted) Full-disk true-color image, centered over North Pole
DjiboutiMi6415_ms3In (lower-right) margin of MS3 (3x Mi6415)
DjiboutiUnknown (Mi?)On stamp of SS12023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
DjiboutiUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2023(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico; see all items with this image
Dominica2428d (Mi3460)One of MS4 (2428 (a-d)) (Mi3457-3460)2003Visible image from low-Earth orbit (in the foreground is Skylab-4 as photographed on 8 Feb 1974 (e.g. in this image: SL4-143-4706); it was apparently superimposed on the original Earth image as part of the stamp design)
Dominica359 (Mi359)1973"Hurricane transmitted by satellite"; visible image of un-identified hurricane over the northern Gulf of Mexico; image area also includes Central America
Dominica354-360 fdcOne of seven stamps on FDC
Dominica354-360 proofs1Proof sheet
Dominica354-360 proofs2Proof sheet (different)
Dominica360a (BL17)MS2 (359-360)
Dominica360a fdcMS2 on FDC
Dominica800 (Mi814)1983"Satellite Pictures of Hurricane"; tiny hurricane in color over Dominica in the black printed inset; the colored portion in the right half of the stamp does not look like a hurricane - it can be interpreted as an infrared image of a large mid-latitude weather system with fronts and a low pressure area
Dominican Republic1482 (Mi2188)2010(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Dominican Republic1586b (Mi?)One of pair (1586 (a-b))2015Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Dubai124 (Mi368)1970Infrared or water-vapor image of occluded mid-latitude low pressure system
France1725 (Mi2253)1981Visible image of clouds (on stamp); full-disk true-color3 image from ATS-3 (on maxicard cachet, photo was taken 18 November 1967); image should be rotated -90 deg for N-S orientation
France1725 maxiMaxicard
France1903 maxi(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1983Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
France1835 cover (Mi2335 cover)(Lollini) cachet on cover1983Full-disk infrared image, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
France2255 maxi (Mi2835 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1991Full-disk true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
FranceNone1From (lettre-verte) personalized postage MS8 (a-h), also folder front2015Full-disk true-color3 image
FranceNone2Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
France
India
4798-4799 folder
2725-2726 folder
Dual-country folder outside, also outside detail and inside2015EOS-Terra MODIS, 20 July 2005 image
French Polynesia768 strip1 (Mi? strip1)Strips of two stamps and one label and sheet margins from MS6? (6x 768 + 3 labels)1999(partial) Full-disk visible image (in label and in right sheet margin)
French Polynesia768 strip2 (Mi? strip2)(partial) Full-disk visible image (different) (in label and in right and left sheet margins)
French Polynesia768 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC(partial) Full-disk visible image
French Polynesia878 (Mi918)2004GOES-7 full-disk false-color image from 25 Aug 1992 (including Hurricane Andrew in the Gulf of Mexico); see all items with this image
French Polynesia878 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2015Full-disk true-color image
GabonUnknown essayMS4 (a-d) essay
GabonUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GabonUnknown d (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2018Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); also detail; see all items with this image
GabonUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2019(partial) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6, when flipped hoizontally, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon; see all items with this image
GabonUnknown fdcImperforate MS4 (a-d) on FDC
GabonUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
2020(partial) Full-disk true-color image
GabonUnknown (BL?)Stamp from SS12021(partial) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
Germany (East)1363 (BL35)SS11972Two-tone image of cloud system
Germany (East)1363 fdc1SS1 on FDC (pictorial cancel)
Germany (East)1363 fdc2SS1 on FDC (text cancel)
Germany (East)None c(Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft) cinderella, one of cinderella MS20 (a-t + 5 labels)1975(possible) Infrared image with a mature low pressure and frontal system (lower-left image)
Germany (East)2850 (Mi3361)1990Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Germany (East)2850 fdcStamp on FDC (ETABO cachet)
Germany (West)NoneBack of card, also (magenta pictorial) meter (from front)1968Black-and-white image from ESSA-2
Germany (West)1404 fdc (Mi1187 fdc)(FIDACOS) cachet on FDC1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Germany (West)1467 maxi (Mi1290 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1983False-color image
Germany2061 fdc (Mi2087 fdc)(FIDACOS) cachet on FDC2000Full-disk false-color image (centered over North Atlantic Ocean)
GermanyB966 (Mi2508)2006True-color image of Hurricane Bonnie over the Atlantic (photographed from Space Shuttle mission STS-47/Endeavour on 19 Sep 1992); also, a deep low pressure center (possibly a post-tropical low) over the northern Atlantic at the northern edge of the frame, with a strong cyclonic circulation over a large area of the ocean to its south (in the FDC1 cachet)
GermanyB966 fdc1Stamp and (multi-color prinbted) cachet on FDC
GermanyB966 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Deutsche Post cachet)
GermanyB966 fdc3Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
GermanyB966 card (Mi2508 card)FDC card
Ghana507 (BL51A)
i507 (BL51B)
In (left) margin of MS2 (507 (a-b)) (Mi524-525)
In (left) margin of imperforate MS2 (i507 (a-b))
1973Visible image of clouds
Ghanai507 fdcImperforate MS2 on FDC
Ghana2189 (BL397)SS12000(artistic) Full-disk visible image
GhanaUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2023"View of the atmosphere and of the Moon" (photo of the Atlantic taken by STS-107/Columbia on 22 January 2003; the Moon, very small, appears in the upper-right of the image)
Great Britain1175 (Mi1104)1987Full-disk true-color image
Great Britain1172-1175 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (Cotswold/BPCPA cachet)
Great Britain2118-2123 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2003(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Great BritainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2005False-color infrared image of Hurricane Katrina
Great Britain2317_ms10 (Mi2341_ms10)In (left) margin of MS10 (10x 2317 + 10 labels)2010(red monochrome, partial) Full-disk water-vapor image
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc1 (Mi3366-3371 fdc1)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC (Tallents House, Edinburgh cancel)2012(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc2 (Mi3366-3371 fdc2)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC (Star Gaerwen, Gwynedd cancel)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc3 (Mi3366-3371 fdc3)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC (Sunbeam Way, Birmingham cancel)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc4 (Mi3366-3371 fdc4)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC (Picadilly, London cancel)
Grenada3604 (BL755)
i3604
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2006GOES-7 full-disk false-color image from 25 Aug 1992 (including Hurricane Andrew in the Gulf of Mexico); see all items with this image
Grenada Grenadines1071 (Mi1185)1989Full-disk true-color3 image
Guernsey (Great Britain)449-452 fdc (Mi518-521 fdc)Cachet on FDC, also insert and insert back1991Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Guinea Republic1189a (BL393)In (right) margin of SS1 (1189)1992Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
Guinea RepublicBL1586In (left) margin of SS12008Infrared image of a typhoon
Guinea RepublicBL1586 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1692In background of SS1 (Mi6615)2009Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
Guinea RepublicBL1963In background of SS12011(partial) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
Guinea RepublicBL1963 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL3406In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi15222)2021GOES-East full-disk true-color image
Guinea RepublicBL3462In background of SS1 (Mi15507)2021Full-disk true-color image
Guinea RepublicBL3629In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi16335)2022Full-disk true-color image
Guinea RepublicMi16580One of MS4 (Mi16578-16581)2022Full-disk true-color image
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?, Mi?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Guinea RepublicMi17196One of MS4 (Mi17195-17198 + label)2023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Guinea-BissauC10D (Mi394)1976(larger) False-color infrared image; (small) Full-disk visible image
Guinea-BissauC10De (BL27)On stamp of SS1 (C10)
Guinea-BissauBL623A
BL623B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi3682A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi3682B)
2007Full-disk true-color3 image
Guinea-BissauBL623A fdc
BL623B fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea-BissauUnknown (Mi?)Stamp from SS12023(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Guyana2648 (BL239)On stamp of SS11993Full-disk visible image of Earth from Voyager-1
Guyana2648 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guyana4298a (Mi?)One of MS4 (4298 (a-d))2014"A view of China [and the western Pacific] from space" (in this unusual color mapping, the clouds are in dark tones rather than the usual light tones)
Hawaii Post (USA)Local2005Visible image of Hurricane Iniki, 1992
Hawaii Post (USA)Local2005Color-enhanced infrared image of Hurricane Katrina, 2005
HondurasC1262 (BL92)On lower stamp of MS3 (1262 (a-c))2007Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
HondurasC1263 (BL93)On lower stamp of MS3 (1263 (a-c))
Hong Kong421 (Mi421)1983Full-disk water-vapor image, possibly from GMS; "Since the 1970s, geostationary meteorological satellites situated about 36,000 kilometres above the equator have regularly transmitted pictures showing the cloud patterns in Earth's atmosphere" (in FDC insert text)
Hong Kong419-422 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC, also English insert and Chinese insert
Hong Kong419-422 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (Hennessy Road cancel), also English insert and Chinese insert
Hong Kong1637 (BL272, Mi1883)SS1 (stamp)2014Quasi-true-color image of Typhoon Vicente approaching Hong Kong. (The 20 value incorporates a lenticular effect designed to show the typhoon track.)
Hong Kong1637 packSS1 in presentation pack, with front and back
Hong Kong1637 fdcSS1 on FDC
Hong Kong1637_stamp maxiMaxicard of stamp
Hong Kong1638 (BL273, Mi1884)SS1 (stamp)
Hong Kong1638 fdcSS1 on FDC
Hong Kong1637 ssSS1 (page 3 of booklet, with front and back)
HungaryC311c (Mi2656A)
iC311c (Mi2656B)
One of MS4 (C311 (a-d)) (Mi2654A-2657A)
One of imperforate MS4 (iC311 (a-d)) (Mi2654B-2657B)
1971(stylized) Full-disk true-color3 image
HungaryC350d (Mi2955A)
iC350d (Mi2955B)
C350d partial imperf (Mi2955I)
One of MS6 (C350 (a-d)) (BL106A)
One of imperforate MS6 (iC350 (a-d)) (BL106B)
One of partial-imperforate MS6 (C350 (a-d)) (BL106I)
1974(blue monochrome) Full-disk image
HungaryNone(Blue printed) cachet on postal card1986(partial, blue monochrome) Full-disk image
Hungary3698 (BL?)On stamp of SS1, also different view of hologram2000Full-disk true-color3 image
IndiaNone(India Post) cachet on cover, also back2023Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Indonesia1897 fdc (Mi1987 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000Full-disk enhanced true-color image, possibly from GMS
Iran2980b (Mi3124)One of strip of 2 (2980 (a-b))2009Full-disk true-color image
Iran2980 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Israel1294+tab (Mi1409+tab)Stamp and tab1996Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Israel1294+tab fdcStamp and tab on FDC, also insert
Israel1294+tab maxiMaxicard
Israel2281d fdc(Israel Post) cachet on MS9 FDC2021Full-disk true-color image
Ivory Coast955 (Mi1109)1994Full-disk infrared image, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Ivory Coast955 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown c (Mi none)
Umknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011Full-disk true-color image
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet (same design as stamp 'c') on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Japan2936 (Mi3898)One of pair (2937a (2936-2937)) (Mi3898-3899), or five of MS10 (2937b (5x (2936-2937)))2005(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Japan2937a fdcPair and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Japan2936-2937 cancelFDC cancel (different)
Japan2548 (Mi2427)1996(partial) Full-disk visible image, possibly from GMS
Japan2548 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
Japan2548 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (? cachet)
Japan2548 fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (? cachet)
Japan2548-2549 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel (different) on FDC (? cachet)
Japan4274i (Mi9578)One of MS10 (4274 (a-j)) (Mi9570-9579)2019Full-disk visible image of Asia
Japan4474t (Mi10751)One of MS25 (4474 (a-y)) (Mi10732-10756)2021Full-disk visible image of Asia
Jordan1687 (Mi1741)2000Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Jordan1686-1687 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC, also back
Kazakhstan563 (Mi595)From MS6 (563a (6x 563))2007Full-disk true-color3 image (partial-disk on stamp)
Kazakhstan563 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Kazakhstan853 (BL102, Mi1071-1072)In background of MS2 (a-b), also detail2018Full-disk false-color image
Korea (North)3114 (BL274)On stamp of SS11992Full-disk visible image of Earth (and Moon in upper-left margin)
Korea (South)2020 fdc (Mi2087 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Korea (North)Unknown ss (BL908)On stamp of SS12016Full-disk true-color3 image
Korea (South)1572 fdc1 (Mi1614 fdc1)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC (Purple pictorial cancel)1990(black monochrome) Full-disk visible image
Korea (South)1572 fdc2 (Mi1614 fdc2)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC (black pictorial cancel)
Korea (South)1572 fdc3 (Mi1614 fdc3)(KPC) cachet on FDC (Purple pictorial cancel), also back
Korea (South)1572 fdc4 (Mi1614 fdc4(KPC) cachet on FDC (black pictorial cancel)
Korea (South)1572 folderFDC folder
Korea (South)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card, also back2016visible images (on front), visible and infrared images (on back)
Korea (South)2584b (Mi3483)From strip of 3 (2584 (a-c)) (Mi3482-3484), or from MS12 (2584d (4x (2584 (a-c))))2020False-color images
Korea (South)2584c (Mi3484)
Korea (South)2584 leafletFDC leaflet(As above for stamps)
Macedonia554 (Mi583)2011(two, partial) Full-disk visible image(s) (one in stamp, one in FDC cachet)
Macedonia554 fdcStamp and (Macedonia Post) cachet on FDC
Malagasy (DR)969a (BL135)
i969a
In (right) margin of SS1 (969)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i969)
1990Full-disk IR (infrared) image, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations; also IR image of ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) over West Africa
Malagasy (DR)1047b (BL178A)
i1047b (BL178B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (1047)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1047)
1992Spiral cloud band (defining an occluded front) and well-defined mid-latitude low pressure center in the Northern Hemisphere (counter-clockwise rotation)
Malagasy (DR)1050 (Mi1350A)
i1050 (Mi1350B)
One of MS6 (1050a (1045-1050)) (Mi1345A-1350A)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1050a (i1045-i1050)) (Mi1345B-1350B)
Circular window showing a remotely-sensed image of Earth's surface, presumably by ADEOS-1, with green tones indicating a river, delta and water surface, red tones indicating land surface, and a few areas of white indicating clouds, possibly with some associated black shadows.
Malagasy (DR)1050b (BL181A)
i1050b (BL181B)
On stamp of SS1 (1050)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1050)
MadagascarUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2009Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon; see all items with this image
MadagascarUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2016(partial) Full-disk true-color image
MadagascarUnknown ss (BL none)In background of SS1 [known illegal issue]2019(part of) Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
Malaysia253 (Mi257)1983Full-disk false-color infrared image, possibly from GMS
Maldive Islands2897 (BL600, Mi4549)In (lower-right) margin of SS12006(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Maldive IslandsMi8216One of MS4 (Mi8214-8217)2019Full-disk true-color image of Earth and Moon from DSCOVR, 16 July 2015
Maldive IslandsMi8214-8217_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Maldive IslandsBL1308In (lower) margin of SS1 (Mi8218)(partial) Full-disk true-color image of Earth from DSCOVR, 16 July 2015
Maldive IslandsBL1308 fdcSS1 on FDC
MaliUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, correctly oriented when rotated 180 deg, possibly from the eastern of two GOES locations
MaliUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2015(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Marshall Islands930f (Mi2353)One of MS10 (930 (a-j)) (Mi2348-2357)2008(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Marshall Islands1342b (Mi4423)One of MS6 (1342 (a-f)) (Mi4422-4427)2021Visible sun glint image, including OSCAR-34 deployed from STS-95/Discovery
Mauritius815 (Mi806)1995Visible image of a cyclone in Indian Ocean (the clockwise swirl indicates a Southern Hemisphere system; in the Indian Ocean, the term "cyclone" refers to what is known as a hurricane or typhoon in the Northern Hemisphere)
Moldova371 (Mi373)From MS10 (371a (10x 371))2001(partial) Full-disk true-color satellite image
Moldova903 (Mi950)From MS10 (903a (10x 903)), 371 overprinted new value2016(partial) Full-disk true-color satellite image
Monaco2078 (Mi?)1998(artistic) Full-disk true-color3 image
Monaco2078 fdcStamp and (La Philatélie Artistique CEF) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Morocco759 (Mi1229)
i759

Imperforate
1993Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Morocco759 fdcStamp on FDC
Mozambique2793 (Mi6424-6427)On 3 of 4 stamps of MS4 (a-d)2013True-color images of a hurricanes
Mozambique2793 fdcMS4 on FDC
Mozambique2823 (BL737, Mi6428)SS1True-color image of a hurricane
Mozambique2823 fdcSS1 on FDC
MozambiqueMi10206Stamp from SS1 (BL1476)2019Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
MozambiqueBL1861In (upper-left) margin of SS12022(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Nagorno-Karabakh RepublicMi61From MS8 (4x (Mi61-62) + 2 labels)2011Enhanced true-color image of NW Mexico and SW US, with low clouds or fog over the Pacific west of southern California
NetherlandsB652 (Mi1381)One of book of 4 (B652a (B650-B651+2x B652)) (MH41 (1379C+1380D+1381D-E)), with interior1990Color-enhanced image of frontal system from NOAA-11
NetherlandsB652 fdcStamp on FDC (Ruimtevaart filatelie club nederland cachet)
NetherlandsB650-B652 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC (NVPH cachet)
Nevis1705 (Mi?)In (left) margin of MS4 (1705 (a-d))2011(partial) Full-disk true image
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc1 (Mi2484-2489 fdc1)(New Zealand Post) cachet on FDC, also back2008True-color image over New Zealand
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc2 (Mi2484-2489 fdc2)(New Zealand Post) cachet (similar) on FDC (different, available only in a special Limited-edition album)
Nicaragua2353 (Mi4194-4201)In background of six stamps and in (surrounding) margin of MS8 (2353 (a-h))2000(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Nicaragua2354b (Mi4203)One of MS8 (2354 (a-h) (Mi4202-4209)"La Tierra vista desde orbita" (Earth seen from orbit), low-altitude shallow-angle true-color image
Niger969 (BL102)
i969
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
1997Full-disk image
Niger970 (BL103)
i970
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
Niger970a (BL104)
i970a
In (center) margin of MS2 (969-970)
In (center) margin of imperforate MS2 (i969-i970)
NigerUnknown ms (Mi none)In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)2011(partial) Full-disk image
NigerBL492In (upper-right) margin of SS12015Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
NigerMi10610-10613_ms4In (center) margin of MS4 (Mi10610-10613)2022Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Norway1500 (BL34)MS2 (1500 (a-b))2007Winter scene near Svalbard including extensive cumulus cloud streets over the North Atlantic between Svalbard and the Norway coast
Norway1500 fdcMS2 on FDC
Norway1500 folderMS2 in FDC folder
Oman349 (Mi359)1992Black-and-white visible image of clouds
Oman349 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Oman StateNone b (Mi none)One of MS8 (a-h)1979Image of Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico, from a low Earth orbit
Osetia (North)Local_aOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1997GOES-7 full-disk false-color image from 25 Aug 1992 (including Hurricane Andrew in the Gulf of Mexico); see all items with this image
Osetia (North)Local fdcMS6 on FDC
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label)1999True-color image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label) (different)Visible image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label) (different)Full-disk visible image, north at top when rotated 180 deg
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label) (different)Visible image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label) (different)Full-disk visible image, north at top when rotated -130 deg
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label) (different)True-color image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h + label) (different)True-color image
PakistanNone(Blue and black printed) cachet on cover2014True-color image
Peru1676 (Mi2367)
i1676
2009Visible image of a hurricane
Peru1676 fdcStamp on FDC
Portugal1115 (Mi1148)1971Infrared image (in background)
Portugal1113-1115 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Portugal3758a (Mi4094)One of strip of 2 (3758 (a-b)) (Mi4094-4095)2015(partial) Full-disk visible image
Portugal3757-3758 fdcTwo strips of 2 (3757-3758) on FDC
Portugal3757-3758 folderFolder, also inside
Russia (USSR)3579 (Mi3607)1969(possible) image of Earth from Zond-5
Russia (USSR)3579 fdcStamp on FDC on (1968, Zond-5, airmail) stamped envelope
Russia (USSR)3682 (Mi3709)1969Image of Earth from Zond-7
Russia (USSR)3682 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)3683 (BL60)Imperforate MS2 (3683 (a-b))
Russia (USSR)3682 cover1 (Mi3709 cover1)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also back1970(artistic) Earth image (in cachet); Zond-7 Earth image (in stamp)
Russia (USSR)3682 cover2 (Mi3709 cover2)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover (different), also back
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on (airmail) stamped envelope1974Un-enhanced infrared image of deep low pressure systems in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation); (see also Russia 4175 and Russia 4428 fdc)
Russia (USSR)4175 (Mi4216)1974Un-enhanced infrared image of deep low pressure systems in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation); (see also Russia envelope 1974 and Russia 4428 fdc)
Russia (USSR)4175 card (Mi4216 card)Stamp and (Multi-color printed) cachet on card1974(As above for stamp); view of hurricane (on cachet)
Russia (USSR)4428 fdc (Mi4461 fdc)(multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1976Un-enhanced infrared image of deep low pressure systems in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation); (see also Russia 4175 and Russia envelope 1974)
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card (Moscow) cancel)1984True-color image
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card (Tallinn cancel)1984True-color image
Russia (USSR)4175 card (Mi4216 card)Stamp and cachet on card19852(As above for stamp); view of edge of Earth
Russia (USSR)4646 (Mi4705)1978(poorly-depicted) Image of a deep low pressure system in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation, in the stamp); the image has been redrawn so that the low is in the Northern Hemisphere (counterclockwise rotation, in the FDC cachet)
Russia (USSR)4646-4647 fdcOne of two stamps and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Russia (USSR)5298 (Mi5440)1984(Poorly-depicted) image of a deep low pressure system in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation)
RussiaY11533 rouble (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2009Galileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990; see all items with this image; image is portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Russia7741 maxi1 (Mi? maxi1)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard, also back2016(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Russia7741 maxi2 (Mi? maxi2)Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard (different), also back(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Russia7741 maxi3 (Mi? maxi3)Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard (different), also backTrue-color image
Russia7741 maxi4 (Mi? maxi4)Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard (different), also backFull-disk true-color3 image
St. Helena1007 (Mi1117)2010(partial) Full-disk true-color image
St. Helena1008 (Mi1118)
St. Helena1009 (Mi1119)
St. Helena1009a (BL53)On stamps of MS3 (1007-1009)
St. Kitts872 (Mi1376-1379)In (left) margin of MS4 (872 (a-d))2014Full-disk true-color image
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2109d (Mi4042)One of MS4 (2109 (a-d)) (Mi4039-4042)2009Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2109 fdcMS4 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi none)MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2015(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi9918One of MS4 (Mi9916-9919)2021GOES-East full-disk true-color image
St. Vincent4170 (BL869)In (lower) margin of SS12019True-color image
San Marino1469 (Mi1871-1882)In (upper-right) margin rotated 180 deg of MS12 (1469 (a-l))2000(partial) Full-disk true-color image
San Marino2057c (Mi2808)One of MS3 (2057 (a-c) (Mi2806-2808)2019(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Serbia404 fdc (Mi220 fdc)Cachet on FDC2007Full-disk true-color3 image
Sierra LeoneMi13497One of MS4 (Mi13497-13500)2022(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico), when rotated 150 deg; see all items with this image
Sierra LeoneUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of SS12023Full-disk true-color image
Sierra LeoneUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12023Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6; see all items with this image
Slovenia149 (Mi34)1992Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the eastern of two GOES locations
Slovenia149 fdcStamp on FDC
Solomon Islands2407 (BL693)In (left) margin of SS12017Full-disk false-color image
SomaliaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1999Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
SomaliaUnknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown iss proofImperforate proof SS1
SomaliaUnknown iss proof fdcImperforate proof SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS7 (MS6 and SS1 combination)
South Africa610-613 fdc (Mi626-629 fdc)Cachet on FDC1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
South Africa816-818 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1992Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Spain3626 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2009Image of deep northern hemisphere low pressure system
SpainNonePostal card, also detail2009Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-12 from 20 Aug 2007 (including Hurricane Dean just east of the Yucatan Peninsula) and NASA Blue Marble land surface imagery
SpainNonePostal card2009Full-disk true-color image
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013Visible images of a typhoon
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)Visible and infrared images of a typhoon
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Sri Lanka1234 fdc (Mi1187 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000False-color image of cloud system with the form of a mature mid-latitude system (not typical of tropical and sub-tropical latitudes)
Swaziland423 (Mi420)1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
TajikistanNone msIn (upper-right) margin of MS6 (a-f)2000(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Tajikistan330 (BL?)On (upper-left) selvedge of MS2 (330 (a-b + label))2008Visible image of a hurricane
Tanzania740 (Mi907)1991Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
Thailand2442 (Mi2836)From MS20 (2442a (20x 2442))2009(blue-toned) Full-disk rue-color image
Tonga870 bk (Mi?)Booklet front for 870 (a-m)1994True-color image
Transnistria/PMR (Moldova)Unknown ss fdc (BL? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC2021(partial) Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Trinidad and Tobago209 (Mi291)1971Full-disk true-color3 image
Trinidad and Tobago209a (BL2)Imperforate MS3 (207-209) (Mi289-291)
Tunisia1435 (Mi1687)2008Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
Tunisia1435 dsDeluxe sheet (1435)
Tunisia1435 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Tunisia1435 folderFDC folder, also inside, also back
Turkey2331 (Mi2730)1985False-color infrared image
Turkey2331 fdcStamp on FDC
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus629 (Mi654)2007Full-disk false-color water-vapor image
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus628-629 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
Tuvalu1389d (Mi2325)One of MS4 (1389 (a-d)) (Mi2322-2325)2017Full-disk true-color image, should be rotated 180 deg for N-S orientation
Tuvalu1389 fdcMS4 on FDC
Tuvalu1389 proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
Tuvalu1548 (BL326)On stamp and in surrounding margins of SS12021True-color images
Ukraine697 (BL62)In (lower) margin of SS12007Galileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990, showing South America with north at top when rotated 90 deg; see all items with this image; low-altitude shallow-angle true-color image (in FDC cachet)
Ukraine697 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Uganda385 (BL43)SS11983(artistic) Full-disk image
Union Island (St. Vincent)Mi897One of MS4 (Mi896-899)2019Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the western of two Meteosat locations
United Nations189 fdc (Mi205 fdc)(WFUNA) cachet on FDC1968Composite quarter-hemisphere image, centered on the pole
United Nations550 (Mi575)1989False-color infrared images
United Nations550 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United Nations550 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United Nations550 maxiMaxicard
United Nations551 (Mi576)
United Nations551 fdcStamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United Nations551 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United Nations551 maxiMaxicard
United Nations550-551 fdcTwo stamps on FDC (UNPA cachet)
United NationsSC36Souvenir card of 10 (New York 49-50, 188-189, 550-551; Geneva 176-177; Vienna 91-92)
United NationsSC36 (NY cancel)SC36 with New York FDC cancel
UN (New York)
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550 fdc
176 fdc
91 fdc
One of three stamps on FDC (WFUNA cachet)1989False-color infrared images
UN (New York)
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc1
176-177 fdc1
91-92 fdc1
Two of six stamps on FDC
UN (New York)
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc2
176-177 fdc2
91-92 fdc2
Two of six stamps on FDC
UN (New York)
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
551 fdc
177 fdc
92 fdc
One of three stamps on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)176 (Mi176)1989False-color infrared image
United Nations (Geneva)176 maxiMaxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)177 maxiImage printed on maxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)176-177 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC (UNPA cachet)
United Nations (Geneva)SC36 (Geneva cancel)SC36 with Geneva FDC cancel1989False-color infrared images
United Nations (Vienna)91 (Mi92)Block of 4 (4x 91)1989False-color infrared images
United Nations (Vienna)91 fdcStamp on FDC (WFUNA cachet)
United Nations (Vienna)91 maxiMaxicard
United Nations (Vienna)92 (Mi93)Block of 4 (4x 92)
United Nations (Vienna)91-92 fdcTwo stamps and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)SC36 (Vienna cancel)SC36 with Vienna FDC cancel1989False-color infrared images
United StatesC76 fdc (Mi990 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1969Full-disk true-color image of unknown source6, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon; see all items with this image
United States1410 fdc (Mi1012 fdc)(SCCS) cachet on FDC, also back1970Full-disk true-color image from ATS-3
United States1413 fdc (Mi1015 fdc)(SCCS) cachet on FDC
United States1413a fdc1 (Mi1012-1015 fdc1)(SCCS) cachet on FDC
United States1413a fdc2 (Mi1012-1015 fdc2)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDCGalileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990; see all items with this image
United StatesSP264(USPS) stamp poster (1413a) (canceled block of four stamps)(artistic) Full-disk image (in each stamp of 1413a and in its reproductions)
United StatesSP264 unofficial(USPS) stamp poster (1413a) (single canceled stamp)
United States2277 (Mi1973A)From MS100 (2277a (100x 2277))1988Full-disk true-color image
United States2277 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Gill Craft cachet)
United States2277 fdc2Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States2277 fdc3Stamp on FDC (sticker cachet)
United States2277 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet), also back
United States2277 fdc5Stamp and (Key Philatelic Publishing Company) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC, also back
United States2277 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Ranto/SP784 unofficial/USPS no.88-12) stamp poster and extra (2277) stamps on FDC, also back
United States2277 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States2277 fdc8Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States2277 fdc9Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft blue cachet)(As above for stamp); Blue Marble (1972) image (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc10Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft/PCS black cachet)
United States2277 fdc11Stamp and (blue and red printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); nighttime visible imagery from DMSP (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc12Stamp and (cyan and orange printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the eastern of two Meteosat locations (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc13Stamp and (blue and green and yellow and red printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from the eastern of two GOES locations (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc14Stamp and (photo/sticker) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); Earthrise image (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc15Stamp on FDC (water-color? cachet)
United States2277 maxiMaxicard(As above for stamp); Blue Marble (1972) image (in cachet)
United States2279 (Mi1973C)Coil stampFull-disk visible image; GOES-8 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1994-09-02 (in FDC2 and FDC3 cachets); see all items with this image
United States2279 fdc1Stamp and (GillCraft) cachet on FDC
United States2279 fdc2Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
United States2279 fdc3Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on FDC
United States2279 misperfCoil stamp, mis-perforated
United States2279a (Mi?)Imperforate pair
United StatesSP784(USPS) souvenir page (2277+2279)(As above for stamps)
United StatesSP784 unofficial(USPS no.88-12) stamp poster (2277)
United States2282 imperf one side (Mi1973D)Imperforate on one side, from booklet pane of 10 (2282a (10x 2282)), with booklet BK157 front and back1988Full-disk true-color image (on stamp); true-color image (in fdc1 cachet); (very poorly-depicted) Full-disk image (in fdc2 cachet)
United States2282 imperf_one_side fdc1Imperforate on one side stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
United States2282 imperf_one_side fdc2Imperforate on one side stamp and (black and red printed) cachet on FDC
United States2282 imperf two sides (Mi1973E)Imperforate on two sides, from booklet pane of 10 (2282a (10x 2282)), with booklet BK157 front and back
United States2282 maxiMaxicard
United States2282a fdcBooklet pane of 10 and (black printed) cachet (black monochrome reproduction of USA 2277) on FDC
United StatesSP785(USPS) souvenir page (2282a)
United States2570 fdc (Mi2185 fdc)(Koslow/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back1991(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image; also typical Landsat IR image (in inset)
United States2571 fdc (Mi2186 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC, also cachet detailincludes a hurricane east of Florida starting to transition to a post-tropical system
United States2951 fdc (Mi2553 fdc)(Mystic Stamp Company) cachet on FDC, also back1995Full-disk true-color image
United States3242 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Mystic Stamp Company) cachet on FDC, also back1998(partial) Full-disk true-color image
United States3190a fdc (Mi3243 fdc)(Mystic Stamp Company) cachet on FDC, also back2000"The cloud-covered Earth" (from this photo of Astronaut Story Musgrave working in the cargo bay of STS-6/Challenger)
United States3369 cover (Mi cover)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2000Full-disk true-color image
United States3412 (BL52, Mi3357)SS12000Full-disk image (hologram in stamp)
United States3412 fdc1SS1 on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States3412 fdc2Partial SS1 on FDC (Space Voyage cachet)
United States3412a fdc1Stamp from SS1 and (Artmaster) cachet (with different satellite image) on FDC
United States3412a fdc2Stamp from SS1 on FDC (Panda Cachets cachet)
United States3412a fdc3Stamp from SS1 and (Colorano silk/ASDA) cachet (with GOES-8 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1994-09-02) on FDC; see all items with this image
United StatesNone(Therome Cachet) cachet on cover, also back2000Full-disk true-color image
United StatesNone(JVC) cachet on cover2012Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
United States4740 (Mi4927)
i4740

Imperforate, from imperforate press sheet of 20 (20x i4740)
2013Full-disk true-color image; GOES-8 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1994-09-02 (in FDC cachet); see all items with this image
United States4740 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
United StatesSP1878(USPS) souvenir page (4740)
United States5071 fdc1 (Mi5245 fdc1)(Webcraft) cachet on FDC2016Full-disk true-color image; Blue Marble (2012) image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc2 (Mi5245 fdc2)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC, also detail1 and detail2False-color IR image (detail1), true-color (detail2); Blue Marble (2012) image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc3 (Mi5245 fdc3)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC, also detail1 and detail2False-color IR image (detail1), false-color IR image (different, detail2); Blue Marble (2012) image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc4 (Mi5245 fdc4)(JVC'16) cachet on FDCFull-disk true-color image; Blue Marble (2012) image (on stamp)
United States5071-5072 fdc (Mi5245-5246 fdc)One of two stamps on FDC(As above for stamp)
Vietnam955 (Mi990)
i955

Imperforate
1978Full-disk false-color image
Wallis and Futuna Islands383 (Mi568)(pootly-depicted) Full-disk true-color image
Wallis and Futuna Islands383 fdcStamp and (EDILA) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Wallis and Futuna Islands384a (BL4)MS2 (383-384) + label
Wallis and Futuna Islands693 (Mi?)2011Visible image of Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone with eye (name given as "Toma" instead of "Tomas")
Wallis and Futuna Islands693 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Blue Marble (2001) (MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
[image details in table at bottom of page]
Composites of Blue Marble (2001) imagery and Day/Night Band (DNB) Imagery are found only in the Nighttime Imagery section
Albania2884 (BL174)In (upper-left) margin of SS12009Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Albania2884aOn 2884 SS1 in booklet pane of 3 (2882-2884), with booklet outside (front and back), also annotated
Antigua and Barbuda3017 (BL654)SS12008(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Antigua and Barbuda3401c (Mi?)One of MS4 (3401 (a-d))2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, when rotated 180 deg
Australia4985 (Mi4981_I)2019Blue Marble (2001) Australia sector image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Australia4987 (Mi4983_I)
Australia4987aMS12 (6x (4985+4987)) from presentation pack (4987a+4989ba)
Australia4989 as designed (BL595 as designed)MS4 (4989 (4985, 4987, 4989a & 4989b)) with light border
Australia4989 as issued (BL595 as issued)MS4 (4989 (4985, 4987, 4989a & 4989b)) with dark border
Australia4990 coil (Mi4985_I)Coil stamp, from coil strip of 4 (4993b (4990-4993))
Australia4992 coil (Mi4987_I)
Australia4990 (Mi4985_II)Self-adhesive, from booklet pane of 10 (4990a (10x 4990)), with booklet outside (MH825)
Australia4992 (Mi4987_II)Self-adhesive, from booklet pane of 10 (4992a (10x 4992)), with booklet outside (MH827)
AustriaKM-unknown20 euro (silver coin) obverse, also reverse2019Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Belgium2890c cover (Mi? cover)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
BelgiumUnknown h (Mi?)One of MS10 (a-h)2024Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
Bulgaria4426 (BL291)In (left) margin of SS12007Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Burundi1078d (Mi2429)One of MS4 (1078 (a-d)) (Mi2426-2429)2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Central African RepublicMi12724One of MS4 (Mi12724-12727)2022Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
Central African RepublicMi12728Stamp from SS1 (BL2616)
Central African RepublicMi15311-15316_ms6MS6 (a-f)2023(brightened-up partial) Blue Marble (2001) western hemisphere image
ChadBL1074In (surrounding) margins of SS12021Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
ChadUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2021(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise from the Moon
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp and in (right) margin (flipped horizontally) of SS1Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image (on stamp); Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image (in margin)
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Comoro IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2010(based on) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Comoro IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)In (lower) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2015(tiny) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)On stamp of SS1 [known illegal issue]2017(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Congo RepublicUnknown ss fdcSS1 on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)In (right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Congo RepublicUnknown ib (Mi none)One of imperforate MS2 (a-b + 2 labels) [known illegal issue]2018(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Congo RepublicUnknown iss (BL none)On stamp of imperforate SS1 [known illegal issue]
Congo RepublicUnknown iss (BL none)In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 [known illegal issue]
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2019Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2019(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Cook IslandsKM1638$1. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2012(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Cook IslandsKM1638 gold$1. (gold coin) reverse, also obverse
Cook IslandsKM-unknown$1. (silver coin)2014Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
Cyprus1109 (Mi1150-1151)Strip of 2 and (lower-left) margin and (upper-right) margin from MS8 (1109c (4x (a-b)))2009Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere (on stamp '1109a' and in lower-left margin of MS8) and Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image (on stamp '1109b' and in upper-right margin of MS8 and FDC cachets); full-disk true-color image, not Blue Marble (on maxicard cachet)
Cyprus1109 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Cyprus1109 maxiStrip of 2 (only) on maxicard
Cyprus1109 fdc1Strip of 2 and (Cyprus Post) cachet on FDC
Cyprus1109 fdc2Strip of 2 and (Cyprus Post) cachet on FDC (different)
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2013Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b) (different) [known illegal issue]
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (a-b) (different)
DjiboutiUnknown fdc1MS2 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown fdc2MS2 on FDC (different)
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL none)In (lower) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2015(partial) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)In (left) margin of SS1, or MS2 (1 perforated and 1 imperforate stamp)2022(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
DjiboutiMi6011From MS4 (Mi6009-6012)2022(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
DjiboutiMi6012(partial) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
DjiboutiMi6013Stamp from SS1 (BL1982)Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
DjiboutiUnknown (BL?)Stamp from SS12023Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
DjiboutiMi6413From MS6 (6x Mi6413)2023Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
France4798 (Mi6118)Joint issue with India 27262015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
France4798 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions philatéliques CEF cachet)
France4798 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Éditions philatéliques CEF cachet, slightly different)
France4798-4799 proofProof (4798-4799)
France4798-4799 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC (Éditions JF cachet), also back
France
India
4798-4799 folder1
2725-2726 folder1
Dual-country folder outside, also inside2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
France
India
4798-4799 folder2
2725-2726 folder2
Dual-country FDC folder inside, also outside
FranceNoneOne of (lettre-verte) personalized postage MS8 (a-h), also folder front2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
GabonUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (left) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2009Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
GabonUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
GabonUnknown ss o/p (BL none o/p)
Unknown iss o/p
In (left) margin of SS1 overprinted in gold [known illegal issue]
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold
GabonUnknown ss o/p fdc
Unknown iss o/p fdc
SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
Imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper) margin of MS3 (a-c)2020(partial) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
GabonUnknown_ms fdcMS3 on FDC
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2019Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Grenada4340 (BL970, Mi7783)In (upper) margin of SS12019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise from the Moon
Guinea RepublicMi7761One of MS6 (Mi7760-7765)2010Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Guinea RepublicBL1971In background of SS12011Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Guinea RepublicBL2771In (upper-right) margin of SS12017(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image, when flipped horizontally and rotated -45 deg
Guinea RepublicUnknown label (Mi? label)Label1 from MS4 (Mi16081-16084) + 4 labels2022Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, when flipped horizontally
Guinea RepublicBL3586In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (Mi16085) + labelBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, when flipped horizontally
Guinea RepublicBL3254In (upper and left) margins of SS12020Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image; portrayed as an Earthrise from the Moon
Guinea-BissauMi6493A
Mi6493B
One of MS4 (Mi6492A-6495A)
One of imperforate MS4 (Mi6492B-6495B)
2013Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Guinea-BissauMi6492A-6495A_ms4 fdc1MS4 on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi6492A-6495A_ms4 fdc2MS4 on FDC (different)
Guinea-BissauBL1140On stamp (Mi6496) of SS1
Guinea-BissauBL1140 fdc1SS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauBL1140 fdc2SS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi7379-7382_ms4On three stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS4 (Mi7379-7382)2014Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-left) margin of SS12023Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2023Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1Blue Marble (2001) Arctic and North America sector image
Guinea-BissauUnknown b (Mi?)From MS6 (a-f)2023Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Guinea-BissauUnknown c (Mi?)
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower) margin of SS12023Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
India2726 (Mi2870)From MS45 (2726b (45x 2726)); joint issue with France 47982015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
India2725-2726 fdc1One of two stamps and cachet on FDC
India2725-2726 fdc2One of two stamps and cachet (similar) on FDC
India2726a (BL128)MS2 (2726 (a-b))
India2726a fdc1MS2 on FDC (Lucknow cancel)
India2726a fdc2MS2 on FDC (Amritsar cancel)
India2726a fdc3MS2 on FDC (Kolkata cancel)
India2726a fdc4MS2 on FDC on brochure (Kolkata cancel)
India2725-2726 brochure1Brochure outside, also inside
India2725-2726 brochure2FDC brochure
India
France
2725-2726 folder1
4798-4799 folder1
Dual-country folder outside, also inside2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
India
France
2725-2726 folder2
4798-4799 folder2
Dual-country FDC folder inside, also outside
India3016 (Mi?)From MS8 (3021a (3014-3021)), or from MS30 (3016a (30x 3016))2018Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
IndiaNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also detail and back and glow under UV light2019(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, but rotated north and east, to show southern N. America and the eastern Pacific Ocean
Indonesia2451e (Mi3265)From strip of 6 (2451 (a-f)) (Mi3261-3266), or from MS24 (2451h (4x 2451))2016Blue Marble (2001) Australia sector image
Indonesia2451f (Mi3266)
Indonesia2451b+e-f fdcTwo of three stamps and (Indonesia Post) cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)
Ireland1720a (Mi1759-1760)Pair (1719-1720), also detail2007Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Ireland1722a (Mi1761-1762)Pair (1721-1722), also detailBlue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Ireland1720a+1722a fdcTwo pairs (1720a+1722a) on FDC(As above for stamps)
Ireland1722b (BL66)MS4 (1719-1722)
Ireland1722c (MH62)Cover of booklet of 12 (4x (1719-1722)), containing pane 1, pane 2, pane 3, and pane 4, also back
Isle of Man (Great Britain)Unknown (Mi?)One of MS20 (10x (a-b))2023Blue Marble (2001) North and South Atlantic image
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Jordan2127 (Mi2168)2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Jordan2127-2129 fdcOne of three stamps on FC
Korea (North)4866 (BL726)In (lower-right) margin of MS2 (4866 (a-b + 2 labels))2009Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Kyrgyzstan475 (BL?)On stamp of SS1, also detail2014Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
Lebanon615 (Mi?)From MS20 (615a (20x 615))2007Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
LiberiaUnknown a (Mi?)From MS6 (a-f)2022Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
LiberiaUnknown f (Mi?)
LiberiaUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c), when rotated -90 deg2023(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Macedonia779 (BL34, Mi833)In (upper-right) margin of SS12018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Macedonia779 fdcSS1 on FDC
MadagascarUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2016Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
MadagascarUnknown ms (Mi none)In (center) margin and stamp 'b' of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
MadagascarUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-left) margin and parts of stamps 'a' and 'b' of MS3 (a-c) (different) [known illegal issue]
MadagascarUnknown d (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2019(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
MadagascarUnknown ms fdcMS4 on FDC
MalawiUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12014Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Maldive Islands3289 (Mi5520-5523)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (3289 (a-d))2015Blue Marble (2001) Antarctic sector image
Maldive Islands3289 fdcMS4 on FDC
Maldive Islands3299 (BL767)In (upper-right) margin of SS1Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Maldive Islands3299 fdcSS1 on FDC
Maldive Islands3563 (BL894)In (upper-left) margin of SS12015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image (except Earth rotated westward slightly)
Maldive IslandsMi8897One of MS4 (Mi8894-8897)2019Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
Maldive IslandsBL1437 (Mi8898)In (lower-left) margin of SS1
Maldive IslandsMi8900One of MS4 (Mi8899-8902)2020Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
MaliUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (left) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
MaliUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Mexico2620 (Mi3500)2009Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image with subdued colors; UN World Environment Day
Mexico2620 scSouvenir card
Mexico2953 (Mi3935)2015Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, with Mexico highlighted in green
Mexico2953 fdcStamp on FDC
Monaco2982 (Mi3462)From MS10 (2982a (10x 2982))2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, when rotated -90 deg, portrayed as an Earthrise from the Moon
Monaco2982 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Mongolia2705 (Mi3771)From MS10 (2705a (10x 2705 + 2 labels))2011Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Mozambique2737 (BL705)In (upper-left) margin of SS12012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Mozambique2737 fdcSS1 on FDC
MozambiqueMi7630-7633_ms4In background of MS4 (Mi7630-7633), also in the camera lens (in the lower left margin)2014Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
MozambiqueBL1204In (upper-right) margin of SS12016Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
MozambiqueBL1204 fdcSS1 on FDC
NigerMi8712One of MS4 (Mi8711-8714)2022Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
NigerBL1849In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (Mi10619)2022(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Romania4999a (Mi6244)
4999b
MS8 (4999a (8x 4999 + label))
MS8 (4999b (8x 4999 + label (different)))
2007(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Romania4999 maxiMaxicard
Romania5000 (BL411)SS1
Romania5023 maxi (Mi6273 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard2008(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Romania5024 maxi (Mi6274 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard
Romania5025 maxi (Mi6275 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard
St. Kitts667 (Mi941-944)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (667 (a-d))2007Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
St. Kitts667 fdcMS4 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown e (Mi?)
Unknown ie
On one of MS9 (a-i)
On one of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2006Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS9 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS9 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2228 (BL743, Mi4320)In (upper-right) margin of SS12010Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
St. Thomas and Prince Islands3205 (Mi6976-6979)In (right) margin of MS2 (3205 (a-b))2016Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
(El) Salvador1802 (Mi?)2019(partial, and altered) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Sierra Leone4019c (Mi7890)One of MS4 (4019 (a-d)) (Mi7888-7891)2016Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Sierra Leone5720f (Mi10942)One of MS6 (5720 (a-f)) (Mi10937-10942)2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Sierra LeoneUnknown label (Mi?)Label2 from MS5 (a-e + 4 labels)2023(black and white) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
Sierra LeoneUnknown stamp (Mi?)Stamp from SS1Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011), also detail2013(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Sri Lanka1767 (Mi?)2010Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
Sri Lanka1957 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1963a (1957-1863)), or one of MS10 (1963b (1954-1963)) inscribed2014Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
TogoMi6461From MS4 (Mi6461-6464)2014(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
TogoMi6463
TogoMi6461-6464_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
TogoMi8257One of MS4 (Mi8254-8257), also detail2017(small) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
TogoMi8254-8257_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12021Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)SS12022(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image, when flipped vertically
TogoUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2023Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Turkey3227 (Mi3827)2010(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Turkey3227 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Tuvalu1033 (BL4)On stamp of SS12007(yellow-orange) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United Arab Emirates1162 (Mi1214)2017(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
United Arab Emirates1162 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC, also back
United Nations968 (BL29)MS4 (968 (a-d)) (Mi1105-1108)2008Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
United Nations968 fdcMS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations969 (BL30)MS4 (969 (a-d)) (Mi1109-1112)
United Nations969 fdcMS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations968-969 fdcTwo MS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations968e (Mi1105-1108)From 970 booklet (MH13); 1st booklet pane of 4 (968 (a-d)), design like 968
United Nations970u (Mi1113-1116)From 970 booklet (MH13); 2nd booklet pane of 4 (970 (a-d)); design like 969
United Nations970v (Mi1117-1120)From 970 booklet (MH13); 3rd booklet pane of 4 (970 (e-h)); design like UN Geneva 493
United Nations970x (Mi1125-1128)From 970 booklet (MH13); 4th booklet pane of 4 (970 (m-p)); design like UN Geneva 492
United Nations970w (Mi1121-1124)From 970 booklet (MH13); 5th booklet pane of 4 (970 (i-l)); design like UN Vienna 434
United Nations970y (Mi1129-1132)From 970 booklet (MH13); 6th booklet pane of 4 (970 (q-t)); design like UN Vienna 435
United Nations (Geneva)492 (BL24)MS4 (492 (a-d)) (Mi607-1610)2008Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
United Nations (Geneva)492 fdcMS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)493 (BL25)MS4 (493 (a-d)) (Mi1611-1614)
United Nations (Geneva)493 fdcMS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)494ab (Mi627-630)From 494 booklet (MH13); 1st booklet pane of 4 (494 (m-p)) design like UN New York 968
United Nations (Geneva)494y (Mi615-618)From 494 booklet (MH13); 2nd booklet pane of 4 (494 (a-d)) design like UN New York 969
United Nations (Geneva)494z (Mi619-622)From 494 booklet (MH13); 3rd booklet pane of 4 (494 (e-h)) design like 493
United Nations (Geneva)494ac (Mi631-634)From 494 booklet (MH13); 4th booklet pane of 4 (494 (q-t)) design like 492
United Nations (Geneva)494aa (Mi623-626)From 494 booklet (MH13); 5th booklet pane of 4 (494 (i-l)); design like UN Vienna 434
United Nations (Geneva)494ad (Mi635-638)From 494 booklet (MH13); 6th booklet pane of 4 (494 (u-x); design like UN Vienna 435
United Nations (Vienna)434 (BL23)MS4 (434 (a-d)) (Mi555-558)2008Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image
United Nations (Vienna)434 fdcMS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)435 (BL24)MS4 (435 (a-d)) (Mi559-562)
United Nations (Vienna)435 fdcMS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)434-435 fdcTwo MS4 and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)436ab (Mi575-578)From 436 booklet (MH13); 1st booklet pane of 4 (436 (m-p)); design like UN New York 968
United Nations (Vienna)436y (Mi563-566)From 436 booklet (MH13); 2nd booklet pane of 4 (436 (a-d)); design like UN New York 969
United Nations (Vienna)436z (Mi567-570)From 436 booklet (MH13); 3rd booklet pane of 4 (436 (e-h)); design like UN Geneva 493
United Nations (Vienna)436ac (Mi579-582)From 436 booklet (MH13); 4th booklet pane of 4 (436 (q-t)); design like UN Geneva 492
United Nations (Vienna)436aa (Mi571-574)From 436 booklet (MH13); 5th booklet pane of 4 (436 (i-l)); design like 434
United Nations (Vienna)436ad (Mi583-586)From 436 booklet (MH13); 6th booklet pane of 4 (436 (u-x)); design like 435
United StatesC76 fdc (Mi990 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1969Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
United States1435b fdc (Mi1046-1047 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1971(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
United StatesNone(JVC) cachet on cover2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States5058 fdc (Mi5232 fdc)(Therome) cachet on FDC2016Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
United States5071 fdc1 (Mi5245 fdc1)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC, also detail1 and detail22016Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image (detail1), Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere (detail2); Blue Marble (2012) image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc2 (Mi5245 fdc2)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image; Blue Marble (2012) image (on stamp)
United StatesNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also detail2017Blue Marble (2001) Antarctic sector image
Uruguay2680 (BL?)In (upper) margin of SS12019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Vatican City1739 (Mi?)In (upper) margin of MS2 (1739 (a-b))2020Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
Blue Marble (2012) (VIIRS quasi-full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
[image details in table at bottom of page]
Central African RepublicBL3008In (right) margin of SS1 (Mi14767)2023Blue Marble (2012)
DjiboutiUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2023(partial) Blue Marble (2012) image, portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12023(partial) Blue Marble (2012) image
DjiboutiUnknown f (Mi?)One stamp and in (upper-right) margin of MS6 (a-f)2023(partial) Blue Marble (2012) image, when stamp 'f' rotated -90 deg and (upper-right) margin flipped horizontally
GabonUnknown c (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2018(partial) Blue Marble (2012) image
Germany3119+3131 folder (Mi3478-3479 folder)FDC folder, also back2019Blue Marble (2012) image
Guinea-BissauUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2023Blue Marble (2012) image
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of SS1(partial) Blue Marble (2012) image
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)2023 (partial) Blue Marble (2012) image
United States5071 (Mi5245)One of block of 8 (5076a (5069-5076)) (Mi5243-5250), or two of MS16 (5076b (2x (5069-5076))2016Blue Marble (2012) image; other full-disk true-color images (in fdc cachets)
United States5071 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Webcraft cachet)
United States5071 fdc2Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet. DCP cancel)
United States5071 fdc3Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet, DCP cancel)
United States5071 fdc4Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet, normal cancel)
United States5071 fdc5Stamp on FDC (McGeekiest cachet)
United States5071 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Bullfrog cachet)
United States5071 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Bullfrog cachet, different)
United States5071 fdc8Stamp on FDC (JVC'16 cachet)
United States5071 fdc9Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
United States5069-5072 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (Panda Cachets cachet)
United StatesSP2015(USPS) souvenir page (5069-5076)
United StatesCP966(USPS no.968) commemorative panel (5069-5076)
Images of Earth's surface
AbkhaziaUnlisted b (Mi unlisted)One of MS6 (a-f)1996Visible image with sun glint over the Atlantic and along part of the southern Florida coast and also over Lake Okeechobee (based on this photo from STS-43/Atlantis)
AbkhaziaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
MS9 (a-i)
Imperforate MS9 (a-i)
1996Sun glint on ocean surface near shoreline
AbkhaziaUnknown ms fdcMS9 and (multi-color printed) cachet (same design as MS9) on FDC
Argentina2618 (Mi?)2011Coastal view, possibly of La Plata basin (in lower-left)
Australia1258-1260 fdc (Mi1297-1299 fdc)(Australia Post) cachet on FDC, also back1992False-color image of "The Diamantina River in flood, photographed from space by SPOT-1 in May 1990" (text in FDC back)
Australia2214b (BL52)In (right) margin of MS4 (2211-2214)2004False-color image of Tasmania
Azerbaijan703 (Mi467)2000High-resolution false-color image of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan1172 (Mi1352-1360)MS9 (1172 (a-i))2017High-resolution false-color images of the Earth's surface
Belgium2890 (BL238, Mi4899-4903)In (upper-center) margin of MS5 (2890 (a-e)), with stamp 'c'2019"The PROBA-V satellite examines vegetation over the entire globe" (in French and Dutch text)
Bermuda782 (Mi767)1999Visible image of Bermuda
Bermuda779-782 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (Bermuda Post cachet)
Brazil1292 (Mi1376)1973Multi-spectral imaging of Earth by Landsat
British Antarctic Territory180-183 fdc (Mi181-184 fdc)(British Post) cachet on FDC1991(possibly) ocean near-surface wind speeds from a scatterometer (black areas have no data due to presence of clouds or sea ice)
British Indian Ocean Territory219 (Mi?)2000False-color images of islands/atolls
British Indian Ocean Territory220 (Mi?)
British Indian Ocean Territory221 (Mi?)
British Indian Ocean Territory222 (Mi?)
Chad514 (Mi1048A)
i514 (Mi1048B)

Imperforate
1984False-color infrared image of an African river
Chad514b (BL219A)
i514b (BL219B)
SS1 (514)
Imperforate SS1 (i514)
Chad515a (Mi1044A-1049A)
i515a (Mi1044B-1049B)
On one of MS6 (510-515)
On one of imperforate MS6 (i510-i515)
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2001False-color image of Hong Kong
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label8 (Mi2986-2995 label8)Label from MS10 (3574k_1 (a-j + 10 labels))2004Visible image of a coral island/atoll
Costa RicaC780 (Mi1063)
iC780

Imperforate
1980Enhanced visible image of coastal area near Puerto Limón, with some white areas of clouds
Costa RicaC781 (Mi1064)
iC781

Imperforate
Enhanced visible image of coastal area next to Gulf of Nicoya, with some white areas of clouds
Costa RicaC780-C781 fdc1Two stamps on FDC (purple cancel)(As above for stamps)
Costa RicaC780-C781 fdc2Two stamps on FDC (blue cancel)
Djibouti702 (Mi572)1992False-color image, centered on Arabian peninsula
FranceNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope200?Réunion Island image from 830 km altitude from SPOT
France5445a (Mi7018-7029)Booklet pane of 12 (5445a (5434-5445)), with booklet outside (front and back)2018Images of Earth's surface taken from the ISS by French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet
French Polynesia587 (Mi605)1992High-resolution false-color image from SPOT-1/2/3 type: Polynesia as seen from space (Tahiti; cumulus clouds are seen in white)
French Polynesia587 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
French Polynesia588 (Mi606)High-resolution false-color image from SPOT-1/2/3 type: Polynesia as seen from space (Mataiva Atoll, with barrier reef surrounding central lagoon)
French Polynesia588 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
French Polynesia589 (Mi607)High-resolution false-color image from SPOT-1/2/3 type: Polynesia as seen from space (Bora Bora, with barrier reef almost completely circling lagoon; higher terrain of island in lagoon is in tones of green)
French Polynesia589 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 fdc (Mi219 fdc)(Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC1986False-color detail image from SPOT-1, composed of pixels, of La Camargue (a region of France on the Mediterranean coast)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC130 maxi (Mi326 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard (Kerguelen cancel)1994High-resolution false-color image from SPOT
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC130 maxi2(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard (Dumont d'Urville cancel)
French Southern and Antarctic Territories468a (Mi782)One of strip of 5 (468 (a-e + 5 labels)) (Mi782-786), or five of MS25 (468f (5x 468 (a-e + 5 labels))2012False-color image of Antarctica and surrounding ocean, including the Antarctic circumpolar current (in red)
French Southern and Antarctic Territories468e (Mi786)Port aux Français and vicinity, Kerguelen islands (image from Pleiades)
Germany (East)1901 (BL52)SS11978Multi-spectral image (in background)
Germany (East)None o(Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft) cinderella, one of cinderella MS20 (a-t + 5 labels)1981False color and/or artistic image of an unknown coastal location seen from space
Germany (East)2531 (Mi3008)One of block of 4 (2531a (2528-2531)) (Mi3005-3008), or four of MS16 (2531b (4x (2528-2531)))1986True-color image (in inset)
Great Britain1375a+1377a fdc (Mi1337-1340 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC, also back, and detail1991"A Landsat scene of the Isle of Wight"
Guernsey (Great Britain)449-452 fdc (Mi518-521 fdc)Cachet on FDC, also insert and insert back1991"Bailiwick of Guernsey, from 915 km altitude"
Isle of Man (Great Britain)2079 (Mi2557)From MS11 (2080b (2073-2020) + 3 unknowns) (Mi2551-2558+Mi1527II+Mi1530II+Mi1532II)2020Shuttle mission STS-51J/Atlantis, with Earth in the background
Isle of Man (Great Britain)2080 (Mi2558)ISS with Earth in the background
Hong Kong411 (Mi?)1983High-resolution visible image of Hong Kong
IndiaNone(Appex'88) cachet on cover1988False-color image from IRS-1A
IndiaNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2007High-resolution false-color infrared image of Gujarat (bluish and dark tones show water; reddish tones show dry land)
Japan2120 (Mi?)1991Pixelated image of Hokkaido
Japan2120 fdcStamp on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1419e (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (1419 (a-e))2010High-resolution visible image of Jersey
Liberia3029 (Mi6613-6618)MS6 (a-f)2015"Earth from space"
Liberia3030 (BL695)SS1
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)(primarily) stamps 'b' and 'd' of MS4 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2018sun glint on the water surfaces
MaliUnknown ims fdcImperforate MS4 on FDC
Montserrat1367 (Mi1774-1777)MS4 (1367 (a-d))2015"Earth from space"
Montserrat1368 (BL171)SS1
Pabay Island (Scotland)Local2002Visible image of Pabay Island
Pakistan771 (Mi847)1992(possible) Infrared image of vegetation and other surface types, including satellite-measured surface temperatures in cloud-free areas of part of Pakistan
Pakistan771-772 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC, also back
Pitcairn Islands665 (Mi?)2009High-resolution visible images of Pitcairn Islands from Ditigal Globe QuickBird
Pitcairn Islands666 (Mi?)
Pitcairn Islands667 (Mi?)
Pitcairn Islands668 (Mi?)
Russia (USSR)4691 (Mi4764)1978Photograph of the Pamir Mountains by "RADUGA" experiment on the Soyuz-29/Salyut-6/Soyuz-31 complex using a multi-spectral camera MKF-6M14
Russia (USSR)4691 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)4690-4692 scSouvenir card (4690-4692)
Samoa587 (Mi494)1983"Satellite view" (but not a realistic satellite image)
South Africa1461 fdc (Mi2042-2046 fdc)Cachet (background) on FDC2011Near-infrared image of Beaufort West, South Africa, and nearby terrain from Sumbandila / OSCAR-67
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013True-color image from Envisat of salt desert in southeast Iran
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)False-color image from Kompsat-2
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)True-color image from "EO-1"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)Visible image of "the snow-capped southern Polish city of Kraków and its Vistula River"
TogoC176 (Mi928A)
iC176 (Mi928B)

Imperforate
1972False-color image of African continent
TogoC176 dsDeluxe sheet (C176)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus127b (Mi128)One of MS2 (127 (a-b)) (BL4), also detail1983False-color image of Cyprus from Landsat-1
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus127b fdcStamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus127 fdcMS2 on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)177 (Mi177)1989False-color infrared image showing surface temperatures of water and ice in the sea north and east of Denmark, and of the nearby land; (probable) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sea ice concentration map (in FDC cachet)
United Nations (Geneva)177 maxiStamp on maxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)176-177 fdcOne of two stamps and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)653 (Mi?)From MS20 (653a (20x 653))2018"Earth seen from space" (in French text)
United Nations (Geneva)653-654 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)625 (BL49)SS12018"Earth seen from space by the Copernicus-Sentinel satellite (ESA image)" (in German text)
United Nations (Vienna)625 fdcSS1 on FDC
United States1918 fdc (Mi1487 fdc)(Marq) cachet on FDC1981Full-disk false-color image
United StatesUC58(USPS) serogramme back, also unfolded1985False-color images of San Francisco CA, Washington DC, and New York NY from Landsat (where FDCs of this aerogramme are found)
United States2570 fdc (Mi2185 fdc)(True-color image) cachet on FDC1991true-color image
United States4710a (Mi4883)From MS15 (4710 (a-o)), also back5; also no die cuts and press sheet2012Bear Glacier (AK) and icebergs from GeoEye or Ikonos
United States4710b (Mi4884)Visible image of Mt. St. Helens (WA) volcano from Landsat-7
United States4710h (Mi4890)Visible image of Garden City (KS) center-pivot irrigation from Landsat-7
United States4710a fdc1Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also insert(As above for stamps)
United States4710a fdc2Stamp on FDC (Collins cachet)
United States4710a fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4710a fdc4Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet, design like stamp)
United States4710b fdc1Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States4710b fdc2Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United States4710b fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4710b fdc4Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United States4710c fdc(Coverscape) cachet (reproduction of 4710h) on FDC
United States4710h fdc1Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United States4710h fdc2Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United States4710h fdc3Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States4710 card1Top card for pack of 100 (4710), also detail
United States4710 card2Top card for pack of 25 (4710), also detail1 and detail2
United States4710 card3Top card for pack of 10 (4710), also detail1 and detail2
United States4710 fdcMS15 on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesSP1861(USPS) souvenir page (4710), also back
United StatesCP908 page1(USPS no.908) commemorative panel (4710), also page2
United States4893 (Mi5079)From MS10 (4893a (10x 4893))2014False-color Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs), plus white for ice cover and land in brown tones
United States4893 fdc1Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, ArtCraft cachet)
United States4893 fdc2Stamp on FDC (normal cancel, ArtCraft cachet, same)
United States4893 fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, blank/no cachet)
United States4893 fdc4Stamp (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4893 fdc5Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, HL cachet), also back
United States4893 fdc6Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, on top card for pack of 100 panes)
United StatesSP1936(USPS) souvenir page (4893)
United StatesNonePostcard back, also front2015(actual) Earthrise as seen from the Moon by the "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC)"
United States5399 fdc (Mi5636 fdc)(KSC visitor complex) cachet on FDC card2019"Florida from space"
Nighttime visible images of Earth's surface (mostly showing manmade/city lights, and largely from VIIRS instrumentation on S-NPP/JPSS (NOAA) series)
Composites of Blue Marble (2001) imagery and Day/Night Band (DNB) Imagery are found only in this Nighttime Imagery section
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a (BL36)
i330a
In background of MS2 (330a (2x 330))
In background of imperforate MS2 (i330a (2x i330))
2016VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over western Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a proofMS2 proof
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a proof fdcMS2 proof on FDC
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Admin.)516+label (Mi645+label)On label from MS8 (516a (8x 516 + label))2015VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over Europe and northern Africa (image is horizontally flipped and colored in cachet)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Admin.)516 fdc(Bosnia (Serbian Admin.) Post Office) cachet on FDC
BurundiUnknown ms (Mi?)In (center) margin of MS6 (a-f)2017(composite) full-disk VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over Europe and nothern Africa
BurundiUnknown ms (Mi?)In (center) margin of MS6 (a-f)
Central African RepublicBL3007On stamp of SS1 (Mi14763)2023(composite, partial) full-disk VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, with emphasis on western Europe
ChadMi6349One of MS3 (Mi6347-6349)2023(composite, partial) full-disk VIIRS true-color and Day/Night Band (DNB) image with lights on the Nile River and around the Arabian Peninsula at the bottom center
ChadBL1375In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (Mi6354)2023(composite) VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over eastern Europe
Congo RepublicUnknown b (Mi none)One of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2019(modified) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image (VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery has been integrated into the image over Asia and the Middle East), portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon; (see also Moldova 1045)
DjiboutiBL1935In (right) margin of SS1 (Mi5796) + label2022(composite, partial) Full-disk VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, with unknown geography
DjiboutiBL1939In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (Mi5806) + label2022(composite, partial) full-disk VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, with emphasis on Europe
DjiboutiUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2023(composite) VIIRS true-color and Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery over unknown geography
DjiboutiMi6414_ms4In (upper) margin of MS4 (4x Mi6414)2023VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over western Europe
DjiboutiBL2090In (lower) margin of SS1 (Mi6416)
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of SS12023VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over central and eastern Europe
Gambia3652 (Mi7138-7141)Block of 4 (3652a-d) from MS4 (3652 (a-d))2015(composite) VIIRS true-color and Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery over Asia, North America, South America, and Europe and northern Africa
Gambia3653 (BL929, Mi7142)Stamp from SS1
Guinea RepublicBL3632In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi16350)2022(composite) VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, centred on the Middle East with Russia extending northeastward (Cyprus is clearly identifiable in the eastern Mediterranean, just above the Bayraktar drone)
Guinea RepublicBL3673In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (Mi16582)2022VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, with unknown geograpy
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)In (left) margin of SS12023(modified) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image (VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery has been integrated into the image over southeast Asia), portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower) margin of SS12023(composite) VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over the Middle-East and Asia
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi none)In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2017VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over western Europe
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In background of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In background of imperforate SS1
2017VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over western Europe
Indonesia2451b (Mi3262)From strip of 6 (2451 (a-f)) (Mi3261-3266), or from MS24 (2451h (4x 2451))2016(composite) VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over southern Asia
Indonesia2451c (Mi3263)
Indonesia2451d (Mi3264)
Indonesia2451a+c-d fdcTwo of three stamps and (Indonesia Post) cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)
Indonesia2451b+e-f fdcOne of three stamps on FDC (Indonesia Post cachet)
LithuaniaNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2004Color-enhanced nighttime visible image of western Europe (lights from cities reflect population density) possibly based on DMSP
Moldova1045 (BL83, Mi1112)In (lower-left) margin of SS12019(modified) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image (VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery has been integrated into the image over Asia and the Middle East, also the Arctic ice cap has been removed), portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon; (see also Congo Republic Unknown b 2019)
Netherlands1501 (Mi3407-3416)MS10 (1501 (a-j))2015VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, centered over the Netherlands
Netherlands1474 personalized ms (Mi3250 personalized ms)In background of MS3 (a-c) (1474 stamp base from 2014)2016VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, centered over western Europe
NigerBL1488In (lower) margin of SS1 (Mi9000)2022(composite) VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, with unknown geography
Sierra LeoneUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of SS12023VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery centered over southern Europe
Sierra LeoneUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12023(composite, partial) full-disk VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery, with emphasis on southern Europe
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12023(modified) Blue Marble (2001) Western Hemisphere image, when flipped horizontally (VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery has been integrated into the image over the western USA); also modified to include artistic drawings of hurricanes over the Florida Keys and near the Baja Peninsula
TogoUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2023(modified) Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image (VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery has been integrated into the image over Asia and the Middle East)
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS1
United States2277 fdc (Mi1973A fdc)(Blue and red printed) cachet on FDC1988Nighttime visible imagery from DMSP

2Card cut from October page of Kniga International 1986 space calendar.
3Even though these full-disk images appear to be true-color, the instruments on Meteosat and GOES can only provide false-color images.
4Early (1960s) Molniya communications satellites had imaging capabilities, but images from Molniya satellites are rare.
5For more information see http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/landsat/news/earthscapes-stamps.html
6This full-disk true-color image of unknown source, found on many websites as well as on the dust jacket of the New Concise World Atlas, Oxford University Press, 4th edition from 2013, appears to be from a geo-stationary satellite, but may be a composited and enhanced image.
14MKF-6 or 6M (Mehr-Kanal Fotografie) was an East German multi-spectral camera with 6 lenses designed to photograph Earth's surface from space. It was used for the first time in 1976 on Soyuz-22. It was also used on Salyut-6, Salyut-7 and Mir.


Below is a list of Satellite imagery of the Earth on satellite launch and event covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Images of Earth's cloud systems
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on TIROS-9 launch coverearly visible image of clouds
Austria1965-04-01Gmond, Niederosterreich 1(Blue printed) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary postcardphoto of the Mediterranean area
United States1966-08-10Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on Lunar Orbiter-1 launch coverEarthrise image (the first Earthrise image ever!); also enhancement1 and enhancement2
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.52) cachet on NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 insert from launch cover, also frontSatellite photo of "tropical storm" (in this case a hurricane) over the western Atlantic
United States1974-08-14Cape Canaveral FL(MoF no.18) cachet on Explorer-6 anniversary cover, also insert and insert back"First televised image of Earth from a satellite - August 14, 1959" (in cachet text); "Seven days after launch, Explorer-6 gave man his first crude view of the Earth from a satellite. From an altitude of 19,000 miles, a photo cell on the spinning Explorer scanned a 20,000-square-mile crescent of the north-central Pacific Ocean" (in insert front text).
United States1983-04-05Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on STS-6 launch and TDRS-1 deployment coverNASA photo from Space Shuttle
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Telecom-1B launch cover(green monochrome) Full-disk image
United States1985-09-02Cape Canaveral FL(Black-on-yellow printed/sticker) cachet on STS-51I event coverBlack-and-white (newspaper) visible image of Hurricane Elena, from Space Shuttle Discovery on 1 Sep 1985; see all items with this image
United States1985-09-02Cape Canaveral FL(Black-on-yellow printed/sticker) cachet (slightly different) on STS-51I event cover
French Guiana1988-07-21Kourou(Aérospatiale Philatélie) cachet on Insat-1C and Eutelsat-1-F5 launch coverFull-disk true-color image
United States1989-05-05Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on STS-30R and Magellan deployment cover(possible) image of thunderstorm tops as part of the MLE3 experiment conducted by the STS-30R mission
French Guiana1991-04-04Kourou(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on Anik-E2 launch coverFull-disk true-color image of unknown source; see all items with this image
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02Mian Ning, Sichuan(Multi-color printed and black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on FY-2A accident/explosion coverFull-disk true-color image based on this image from GOES-1, taken in 1979 when it was temporarily at 58 deg E, over the Indian Ocean, as part of GARP; see all items with this image
United States1994-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Space Systems/Loral) cachet on GOES-8 launch coverFull-disk images from SMS-1/2 and GOES-1/2/3
United States1995-06-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on STS-71 launch cover, also insertGalileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990, when rotated 135 deg; see all items with this image
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Hobby Link) cachet on Cassini-Huygens launch coverGalileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990; see all items with this image
United States1997-10-15
2017-09-15
Kennedy Space Center FL
Pasadena CA
(Black printed) cachet on Cassini-Huygens launch and event cover(black monochrome) Galileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990; see all items with this image
United States1999-06-04Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on STS-96 event coverEarth in the background (the source of the image is this photo (S07-32-1688) from SPAS-1 of STS-7/Challenger)
French Guiana2001-07-12Kourou(Lollini) cachet on BSat-2b and ARTEMIS launch cover, also detailMeteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
French Guiana2002-08-28Kourou(ESA) cachet on Eutelsat-12-West-A (Atlantic Bird-1) launch cover(partial) Full-disk visible image
French Guiana2003-06-11Kourou(Lollini) cachet on Optus-C1 and BSat-2c launch coverMeteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
Russia2003-12-10Polevaya(Blue and black printed) cachet on Kosmos-2402/2403/2404 (GLONASS-83/84/M2) coverTrue-color image
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Multi-color printed) cachet on FY-2C launch coverFull-disk true-color2 image
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19? (pictorial cancel)(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on FY-2C launch coverdeep low pressure system in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation) seen from low-Earth orbit (not from FY-2C)
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19? (text cancel)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FY-2C launch cover
French Guiana2006-10-13Kourou(Lollini) cachet on Optus-D1 and DirecTV-9S and LDREX-2 launch coverMeteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on Chang'e-1 launch coverFull-disk true-color image
United States2007-11-13GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Black nd blue printed) cachet on SELENE / Kaguya event cover(actual) Earthrise as seen from Moon orbit
United States2007-11-13GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Black and blue printed) cachet (different) on SELENE / Kaguya event cover(actual) Earthset (not Earthrise) as seen from Moon orbit
United States2008-04-05Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on SELENE / Kaguya event cover(actual) "Earthrise by HDTV"
United States2009-02-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) back of NOAA-19 launch cover, also frontFalse-color infrared image with tropical and subtropical convection (in the warm colors)
United States2009-03-24Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on GPS-2RM-7 launch coverComposite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
United States2009-06-27Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on GOES-14 launch cover, also backcolor-enhanced infrared image, and (partial) Full-disk true-color2 image
United States2010-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on GOES-15 launch cover, also back(partial) Full-disk true-color2 image; also separate image of a hurricane
French Guiana2011-05-20Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on Insat-4G (GSat-8) and ST-2 launch covervisible image from Envisat in 2008 of a nearly cloud-free France; the long thin white cloud across France is cirrus associated with the jet stream.
United States2011-10-24Sagamore MA(Coverscape) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover65th anniv. launch of V-2 upper atmospheric and photographic mission; carried a motion picture camera that photographed Earth for the first time from a high altitude (around 100 km) [not a satellite image]
French Guiana2011-12-16Kourou(Historiaphil) cachet on Pleiades-1A launch cover, also detailMeteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982; see all items with this image
China (People's Republic)2012-01-13?(Multi-color printed) cachet on FY-2F launch coverlower clouds (water droplets) in bluish tones, higher clouds (ice crystals) in magenta tones, neither in greenish tones.
United States2019-07-23Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on LightSail-2 event cover(partial) Full-disk true-color visble image
United States2022-09-26Houston TX(Galactic Space Covers) cachet on DART event cover, also insert1 and insert2"space-based observations" (true-color image)
United States1999-08-17Pasadena CA(JPL Mission Control) cachet on Cassini-Huygens event coverGalileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990; see all items with this image
Blue Marble (2001) (MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
United States2012-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(R. Carter) cachet on Dragon-C2 launch coverBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States2017-04-22Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on Cassini-Huygens event coverBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States2018-03-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on SES-12 pre-launch cover, also detailBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States2018-06-04Cape Canaveral FL(Red Eagle) cachet on SES-12 launch cover, also detailBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States2018-06-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Red Eagle) cachet on SES-12 launch cover, also detail
United States2018-06-04Hawthorne CA(Red Eagle) cachet on SES-12 launch cover, also detail
United States2018-01-31Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on SES-16 launch cover, also detailBlue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa sector image
United States2018-01-31Hawthorne CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on SES-16 launch cover, also detail
United States2021-05-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Galactic Space Covers) cachet on RAFTI pre-launch coverBlue Marble (2001) Atlantic sector image
United States2021-08-02Pittsburgh PA(Multi-color printed) cachet on Apollo-15 anniversary coverBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States2022-03-01Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on GOES-18 launch coverBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image (in GOES-T mission patch)
United States2022-03-01Cape Canaveral FL(Lockheed Martin?) cachet on GOES-18 launch cover
United States2022-03-01Patrick AFB, FL(JM) cachet on GOES-18 launch cover
United States2022-03-01Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski) cachet on GOES-18 launch cover, also back
United States2022-11-10Vandenberg SFB, CA (red hand cancel)(Red Eagle) cachet on JPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch cover, also detail(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
United States2022-11-10Vandenberg SFB, CA (red hand cancel)(Red Eagle) cachet (different) on JPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch cover, also detail
United States2022-11-10Honolulu HI(Red Eagle) cachet on JPSS-2 (NOAA-21) launch cover, also detail
Images of Earth's surface
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.16) cachet on NOAA-6 launch coverFalse-color infrared image of southeastern US and the Gulf Stream and the Gulf of Mexico loop current
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on New Dawn and YahSat-1 launch cover"Satellite view of Earth - 2007 Greek fires (from Envisat)"
French Guiana2011-08-06Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on BSat-3C and Astra-1N launch coverImage of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico from "Satellite [EOS] Aqua"
French Guiana2011-09-21Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on Arabsat-5C and SES-2 launch cover, also backImage of Nile delta from "[EOS] Terra"
French Guiana2012-05-15Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on JCSat-13 and Vinasat-2 launch coverVisible image of "Éruption de l'Etna, 2002, satellite [EOS] Terra"
French Guiana2012-07-05Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on MSG-3 and EchoStar-17 launch coverVisible image of Cleveland volcano (2006) from the ISS
United States2012-07-23Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on Landsat-7 anniversary coverFalse-color image of Manicouagan (incorrectly spelled "Manicougan") crater (Québec)
Nighttime visible images of Earth's surface (from VIIRS instrumentation on S-NPP/JPSS satellites)
French Guiana2013-07-25Kourou(Historiaphil) cachet on Inmarsat-4A-F4 / Alphasat and Insat-3D launch coverNighttime visible image of western Europe (showing city lights)

2Even though these full-disk images appear to be true-color, the instruments on Meteosat and GOES can only provide false-color images.
3The Mesoscale Lightning Experiment (MLE) was designed to obtain nighttime images of lightning in an attempt to better understand the effects of lightning discharges on each other, on nearby storm systems, on storm microbursts and wind patterns, and other interrelationships over an extremely large geographical area. The MLE employed payload bay color video cameras and a 35 mm handheld still picture camera to observe lightning discharges at night from active storms.


The table below is a summary and cross-reference of images of Earth (for which two or more items are found in the stamp and launch tables above)

Image of EarthPostal items
Summary and cross-reference of images of Earth
Composite full-disk true-color image, based on GOES-8 from 9 Sep 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico) Central African Republic Mi12725
Chad Mi2660A
Chad BL528A
China (People's Republic) Postcard 2003
Colombia 1250 (and derivatives)
Colombia 1567 (and derivatives)
Congo (Democratic Republic, Kinshasa) Unknown ss (flipped horizontally)
Cook Islands KM1648 2012
Djibouti Unknown a 2023
Dominican Republic 1586b
France Lettre-verte 2015
Gabon Unknown d 2018
Honduras C1262
Honduras C1263
India Cover 2023
Mali Unknown ms 2015 [known illegal issue]
Mozambique Unknown stamp 2019
Niger BL492
Niger Mi10610-10613_ms4
St. Thomas and Prince Islands Unknown ms 2015
Sierra Leone Mi13497 (rotated 150 deg)
Spain Envelope 2013
Transnistria/PMR (Moldova) Unknown ss fdc 2021
United States 2009-03-24 (GPS-2RM-7 launch cover)
United States cover 2012
Visible image of Hurricane Elena, from Space Shuttle Discovery on 1 Sep 1985 China (People's Republic) Cover 2011
United States 1985-09-02 (STS-51I event cover) United States 1985-09-02 (STS-51I event cover, slightly different)
GOES-7 full-disk false-color image from 25 Aug 1992 (including Hurricane Andrew in the Gulf of Mexico) Benin Unknown ms 2003
French Polynesia 878 (and derivatives)
Grenada 3604
Osetia (North) Local_a 1997 (and derivatives)
GOES-8 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 2 Sep 1994 United States 2279 fdc2 (cachet)
United States 2279 fdc3 (cachet)
United States 3412a fdc3 (cachet)
United States 4740 fdc (cachet)
Full-disk true-color image based on this image from GOES-1, taken in 1979 when it was temporarily at 58 deg E, over the Indian Ocean, as part of GARP Bahrain 406
China (People's Republic) 1994-04-02 (FY-2A accident/explosion cover)
Galileo spacecraft full-disk true-color image from 11 Dec 1990 Russia Y1153
Ukraine 697 (rotated 90 deg)
United States 1413a fdc
United States 1995-06-27 (STS-71 launch cover, rotated 135 deg)
United States 1997-10-15 (Cassini-Huygens launch cover)
United States 1997-10-15 / 2017-09-15 (Cassini-Huygens launch and event cover)
United States 1999-08-17 (Cassini-Huygens event cover)
Meteosat-2 full-disk quasi-true-color image from 1982 Antigua and Barbuda 2360a-b
Burundi BL499A
Comoro Islands 768 (and derivatives)
France 1903 maxi
Guinea Republic 1189a
Guinea Republic BL1692
Madagascar Unknown ss 2009
St. Thomas and Prince Islands 2109d
Somalia Unknown ss 1999 (and derivatives)
Somalia Unknown ms 1999
Tunisia 1435
French Guiana 2003-06-11 (Optus-C1 and BSat-2c launch cover)
French Guiana 2006-10-13 (Optus-D1 and DirecTV-9S and LDREX-2 launch cover)
French Guiana 2001-07-12 (BSat-3b and ARTEMIS launch cover)
French Guiana 2011-12-16 (Pleiades-1A launch cover)
Full-disk true-color image of unknown source (and date) Chad Mi6235
Djibouti Mi5805
Djibouti Mi6409 (and derivatives)
Djibouti Mi6410
Gabon Unknown c 2019 (flipped-horizontally)
Gabon Unknown 2021
Guinea Republic BL1963 (and derivatives)
Madagascar Unknown ss 2019
Sierra Leone Unknown stamp 2023
United States C76 fdc
Full-disk true-color image of unknown source (and date) [different from image above] Canada 1442a fdc
French Guiana 1991-04-04 (Anik-E2 launch cover)


The table below is a chronological list with details of (un-manned satellite) Blue Marble imagery found in the tables above.

Blue Marble imageYearImage details/explanation
Details of (un-manned satellite) Blue Marble imagery Referenced in the Tables Above
Blue Marble (1972)1972The first such image, Blue Marble (1972), is a photograph by the crew of Apollo-17 during the outbound journey to the Moon, taken on 7 December 1972 at about 6 hours into the mission at a distance of approximately 42,000 km from Earth. The image covers only the region of Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Antarctic. Its philatelic items are found in the Apollo-mission Earth imagery page.
Blue Marble (2001)2001NASA created a Blue Marble (2001) image from a composite of numerous EOS MODIS images from 2001 and 2002. This composite covers the whole globe. The western and eastern hemispheres are the most commonly-depicted BM2001 areas. However, a Europe-Africa sector, an Atlantic sector, an Australia sector, and an Antarctic sector have also been found on postal items.
Blue Marble (2012)2012NASA created a Blue Marble (2012) image from a composite of numerous S-NPP VIIRS images from 2012. The image, which is centered over North America, is a quasi-full-disk image. The Blue Marble (2012) image does not have the same field of view as a full-disk image from a geostationary weather satellite because of the lower-than-geostationary orbit of the S-NPP satellite. Compared to such a full-disk image, the Blue Marble (2012) image emphasizes the features in the central part of the disk at the expense of those in the outer parts of the disk (e.g. the high latitudes and polar regions are seen poorly or not at all).


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