The first photos of Earth from space by the NOAA/NASA GOES-16 satellite are spectacular. Take a look at the images here.
GOES launched into space on Nov. 19, 2016 at 6:42 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and it was renamed GOES-16 when it achieved orbit. GOES-16 is now observing the planet from an equatorial view approximately 22,300 miles above the surface of the Earth. In May, NOAA will announce the planned location for GOES-16 and by November 2017, GOES-16 will be known as either GOES-East or GOES-West.