“A ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012. “
NASA has uploaded the full 64 Megapixel version to Flickr. Here’s a link to the Large size. From there you can click over to see the 8000×8000 image on Flickr.
Photo and quote from NASA Goddard Photo and Video.