NASA Creates A “Global Selfie” Of Earth’s Inhabitants
The agency used more than 30,000 individual selfies to create the image.
NASA has recently released the finished Global Selfie project.
For this year’s Earth Day, NASA invited people from all over the world to answer the question “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” by posting a selfie on social media and attaching the hashtag #globalselfie. The goal was to use the images to create a “global selfie” or a mosaic image that “would look like Earth appeared from space on Earth Day.”
The finished product was created from 36,422 individual photos that were posted on the social networks Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr on or around April 22nd, with the hashtag #globalselfie. Submissions came from various parts of the world – from all continents and 113 countries, including Yemen, Greenland, Guatemala, Micronesia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Poland, Peru and more. NASA went through more than 50,000 selfies that were submitted to the project.