Today is Earth Day across our beautiful planet, and Earth Day was created so we can remember our Planet Earth, and to keep it clean and environmentally friendly! So from the folks at NASA, they want you to take a selfie! The selfie is for a special Earth Day picture montage NASA is going to put together.
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 Right Now, 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 they’re asking you to step outside and take a picture of yourself wherever you are on Earth. Then post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.
Back in 1968, 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 they 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 them mountains, parks, the sky, rivers, lakes – wherever you are, there’s your picture. Tell them where you are in a sign, words written in the sand, spelled out with rocks -– or by using the printable signs they’ve created that are available by clicking the link and scrolling down: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/globalselfie/index.html#.U1biVvldWmR
The sign above is available in 22 different languages. The mosaic image from all of the Earth Day selfies will be released in May along with a video using the images. So what are you waiting for? Print out the sign, take a selfie, and post it using #GlobalSelfie on social media! Learn more about this project at: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/globalselfie/index.html#.U1biVvldWmR
Learn more about this project on social media on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/233952006809533/, on Google Plus at: https://plus.google.com/events/co1tb2grr0msu375580rh2v6fg8, and on Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/nasa_globalselfie/