NASA wants you to be part of the planet’s largest selfie

Forget peak selfie. We’ve now reached an event horizon: NASA has created a “global selfie” for Earth Day.

 

Audra Schroeder

IRL

Published Apr 22, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 10:50 am CDT

Forget peak selfie. We’ve now reached an event horizon: NASA has created a “global selfie” for Earth Day.

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They’re asking everyone on the planet with a smartphone to take a selfie of where they are, tag it #GlobalSelfie, and upload to Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, and Google+. In doing so, you’ll be contributing to science:

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“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.”

They’re also asking participants to download one of their custom signs, so you can “tag” yourself in real life with your location. Here’s a reenactment of Ellen’s Oscar selfie from the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok:

.@NASA celebrates Earth Day with the #GlobalSelfie. Here’s one from @USEmbassyBKK! pic.twitter.com/eublKc9Ztq

— Kristie Kenney (@KristieKenney) April 22, 2014

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Hello @NASA we’re here right now #EarthDay #GlobalSelfie 22nd April – with @SamiaAsim pic.twitter.com/XWNdY7u07W

— A. B. (@arifaBatool) April 22, 2014

#GlobalSelfie 🌎 pic.twitter.com/Y61YM2I6xZ

— ☽ Maddie Posick ☾ (@maddieposick) April 22, 2014

Post a #GlobalSelfie with a sign of your location like our #CBS12am crew and be part of a @nasa global image! pic.twitter.com/EmwdKn1k0U

— WPEC CBS 12 News (@CBS12) April 22, 2014

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My parents are celebrating Earth Day in Minnesota! You can, too. #GlobalSelfie http://t.co/46Jc3lQQPX pic.twitter.com/sF4ojZW6E4

— Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) April 21, 2014

@NASA #GlobalSelfie #Xalapa #Mexico #Veracruz #EarthDay #Nasa #selfie pic.twitter.com/SQTWVAWjwU

— Joaquin Sarmiento (@juako26) April 22, 2014

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#GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/RhrOhYj965

— Dav (@Davyn_B) April 22, 2014

Con mis hijas en el Lake #GlobalSelfie #EarthDay desde Concord North Carolina #NASASocial pic.twitter.com/xjMvSDbVsF

— Isabel Herrera (@Isabel_h82) April 22, 2014

Desde los ángeles con amor cuidemos nuestra madre tierra #GlobalSelfie pic.twitter.com/SQGzB2uCgS

— lora (@karmig74) April 22, 2014

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#GlobalSelfie por el día de la Tierra ♡ en la #CiénagaDeLosOlivitos #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/by2PBR22Vf

— Carla Lossada (@Carlabaaza) April 22, 2014

@NASA #GlobalSelfie #VENEZUELA pic.twitter.com/mSoZuf0KTA

— Sergio (@JaimesSaaj) April 22, 2014

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#GlobalSelfie Me from Machu-Picchu, Perú. Happy Earth’s Day! :-) pic.twitter.com/raaogZDZqT

— Lermit Guarenas (@lermitgv) April 22, 2014

#GlobalSelfie in my garden and it’s raining a bit pic.twitter.com/H6iOAw4YKu

— Lindsay Neal (@lindsay_neal) April 22, 2014

@monterocnn @alejandraoraa #GlobalSelfie #DiadelaTierra vuelo en parapente. Tierra Negra, Mérida – Venezuela pic.twitter.com/oiG4BToQx8

— Simona (@Klairemb) April 22, 2014

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*First Published: Apr 22, 2014, 11:28 am CDT