I think that there is probably nothing as beautiful as a full disc image of Earth, though I would like it if I could find one that didn’t focus on the Americas. Either way, this most recent image was taken on August 24, 2011, by the NASA/NOAA GOES-13 satellite.
In this spectacular video of images taken by the GOES-13 satellite we can see the growth of Hurricane Irene over Haiti and approaching the Bahamas on August 22 through to August 24.
This image depicts actual landforms on Earth, rather than what it might look like at first glance, a new-age painting on a sidewalk somewhere. Taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) instrument aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on January 17, 2001, and depicts the sands and seaweed in the Bahamas.