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.

Mar 2, 2020, 5:53 am*

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Audra Schroeder

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

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:

“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:

Image via Robonaut/Twitter

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