The NASA EPIC API allows developers to access daily imagery collected by DSCOVR's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument. This instrument is positioned at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point and provides full disc imagery of the Earth and unique perspectives of astronomical events like lunar transits. Developers can use the API to request image metadata and key information on both natural color and enhanced color imagery.
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