This year, on Earth Day, NASA asked for people around the world to help celebrate the launch of five Earth-observing missions in one year. These five missions are designed to gather critical data about our home planet from space. And to celebrate this milestone, NASA tweeted a request for people everywhere to take a selfie and post it on social media with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie and answer the question “Where are you on Earth Right Now?”
— NASA (@NASA) April 22, 2014
And today, one month later, NASA has tweeted out the finished product … selfies from all over the world made into a mosaic of photos that represents our globe.
— NASA (@NASA) May 22, 2014
This epic selfie was built using over 36,000 individual photos from every continent, representing 113 countries. They were curated from all social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr.
Check out the mosaic on NASA’s website (hosted by GigaPan)where you can zoom in and move it around.
It’s nice to see selfies being used for good, instead of purely self-centered, over-sharing moments in time. The Iranian women selfies (to protest wearing veils) on Facebook is another good one. I think these selfie projects are way more impressive than that Epic Selfie from the Oscars. Don’t you agree?