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All About That Earth, 'Bout That Earth—This Earth Day

Catherine Ragin Williams |
April 19, 2019

We asked for it, and you delivered! This Earth Day, we're not only celebrating the amazing images of our precious planet that NASA has taken, but your snaps as well.

NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event. Post a close-up photo on social media of your favorite natural features, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming flowers or stunning sunsets. Use the hashtag #PictureEarth and upload the photo on April 22. Be sure to include the location where the photo was taken in the text of your social media post. On Earth Day, NASA will share some of the most stunning images of Earth from space. Then, the agency will check Instagram, Twitter and the NASA Earth Facebook event page to find your images and select photos from around the world to showcase later in videos and composite images.

But, thanks to our loyal readers, we're not willing to wait until April 22.


Kathleen Giusti in CD42 reminds us that as hard as we may try, we're still not going to steal NASA's thunder on Earth Day. After all, the agency has robots in space at its disposal. This image of the Earth and our Moon from Mars was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

These next few images were taken on Earth, and they're mighty beautiful—and may even prompt us to check our leave accounts to see when we can book that next vacation.

The oceans are calling us, thanks to these stunning submissions by Olivia Kristof in IBIII. These images of the north side of Aruba were taken Oct. 1, 2018.  

Warnecke Miller in AL111 shows us that a lack of water can be stunning in its own desolate way. This image was taken in Junction, Texas, this past March.

Debbie Babic in SD2 is calming us with this lovely wildflower bloom image taken at Washington on the Brazos.

And then, Babic returns with another image, this time highlighting that even in the throes of work at NASA's Johnson Space Center, beauty abounds right in front of us. This image below was taken from the sixth floor of Building 45.  

Miller returns, too, with another rainbow spotting below, this time from Building 1's fourth floor in June 2018.

Hmm, all these Earth images are making me want to celebrate her.

See how you can take part in Earth Day festivities at the center throughout the week.

Catherine Ragin Williams, Johnson Space Center