36,422 Photos = One Big #GlobalSelfie

Written by Morgan Woroner, IGES

On Earth Day, NASA asked the world to submit selfies in response to the question, “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” The response was overwhelming, with over 50,000 photos submitted from 113 regions and countries! 36,422 of these images were used to create a huge mosaic of Earth – the full searchable 3.2 gigapixel mosaic is available here, along with the full story of its creation.

close up of global selfie

From yesterday’s press release on the #GlobalSelfie: “We thank you, one more time, for stepping outside this Earth Day and helping us create awareness of – and a new way of looking at – our home planet.”

#GlobalSelfie is part of an ongoing celebration, Earth Right Now, focused on five new Earth science missions launching in 2014, as well as seventeen current missions studying our home planet. Videos, links to special events, and more information on the campaign are available on the Earth Right Now website.

Did you submit a #globalselfie and find your image on the giant mosaic? Where in the world did you find the picture?