NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the
to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the
The year 2014
is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions
designed to gather critical data about our home planet are
launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year
for Earth science with a campaign called Earth
and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your
help this Earth Day, April 22.
While NASA satellites constantly look at
Earth from space, on Earth Day we're asking you to step
outside and take a picture of yourself wherever you are on
Then post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.
NASA astronauts brought home the first ever
images of the whole planet from space. Now NASA satellites
capture new images of Earth every second. For Earth Day we
are trying to create an image of Earth from the ground up
while also fostering a collection of portraits of the people
of Earth. Once those pictures stream around the world on
Earth Day, the individual pictures tagged #GlobalSelfie will
be used to create a mosaic image of Earth -- a new "Blue
Marble" built bit by bit with your photos.
Need an idea of what
kind of picture to take? Get outside and show us mountains,
parks, the sky, rivers, lakes -- wherever you are, there's
your picture. Tell us where you are in a sign, words written
in the sand, spelled out with rocks -- or by using the
The Earth mosaic image itself and a video
using the images will be put together and released in May.
How do I take part?
We'll be monitoring photos posted to five
social media sites: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+
photo to Twitter, Instagram or Google+ using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie,
or post it to the #GlobalSelfie
event page on Facebook or
group on Flickr.
You can also join the #GlobalSelfie
Google+ event page.
Why a #GlobalSelfie?
NASA scientists have helped identify
thousands of new planets out in the universe in recent
years. But the space agency studies no planet more closely
than our own. With 17 Earth-observing missions orbiting our
home planet right now -- and several more launching this
year -- NASA studies Earth's atmosphere, land and oceans in
all their complexity.
This satellite data helps NASA scientists
piece together a clear picture of our planet from a
scientific viewpoint. On this Earth Day, we wanted to create
a different picture of our planet -- a crowd-sourced
collection of snapshots of the people of Earth that we could
use to create one unique mosaic of the Blue Marble.
So, come April 22, take a second to step
outside and join us in celebrating our home planet.
The Location sign is available on many languages.
Click the links Below.