A View of Our Home: The other side

Last week I posted this composite image of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, taken by NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite. The image, the most recent of the “Blue Marbles,” is truly stunning. Then last week, as a result of the popularity of the first image, NASA released this one, showing a portion of our Eastern hemisphere.

Click here to view the incredible high-resolution version, once again, it is well worth it.

As I looked at it, it occurred to me that I had seen this image before; it was taken from a similar vantage point as the original “Blue Marble” photograph taken in 1972 by the Apollo 17 astronauts as they traveled toward the moon.

Our home was beautiful back in 1972, and is still as jaw-droppingly awesome today. How can we not feel inspired?

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “A View of Our Home: The other side

  1. Sometimes I have these breakthrough moments of sheer awe. To really look at that image just blows my mind; we exist, everything we are and know and have exists, on a marble, or a grain of sand, whatever metaphor you prefer. It’s insane and so so beautiful.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s