The landsat imagery, however, does not quite cover the whole globe. The oceans are excluded, as well as the poles, but most curiously is the fact that recently the country of Moldova has got its own set of imagery.
The imagery over Moldova stands out, as it has not been blended into the rest of the imagery.
We are not certain when it was changed, but it was apparently after we took the screenshot used in this post in July.
The imagery shows the copyright message Cnes/SPOT Image. We do not know why only Moldova was changed and we can’t think of any reason for it. It is only low resolution imagery and only visible when zoomed out. When you zoom in most of the country has higher resolution satellite imagery supplied by DigitalGlobe and CNES/Astrum.
If any of our readers knows what the reason is, please let us know in the comments.