NASA invites you to "imagine the Earth" for Earth Day

Our beautiful planet is always ready for its close-up. On April 22, Earth Day, NASA wants your opinion.

NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event. Post a close-up social media photo of your favorite natural features, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming flowers or beautiful sunsets. Use the #PictureEarth hashtag and upload the photo on April 22nd. Make sure to include the location where the photo was taken in your social media publication text.

On Earth Day, we will share some of NASA's most amazing images showing Earth from space to inspire you. We will verify on Instagram, Twitter and our NASA Earth Facebook event page that we will find your images and select photos from around the world for later display in composite videos and images.

NASA's satellite and aerial instruments travel every day to Earth to improve our knowledge of our home and improve our lives. These images, shared with scientists and audiences around the world, can use visible light, such as a photographer's camera, or scan infrared, microwave and radio wave lengths invisible to the human eye.

Scientists use data from all our instruments, as well as Earth observation spacecraft from other countries, to create an increasingly comprehensive picture of the planet over time. On April 26, our next addition to our Earth Observation fleet, Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3, is to be launched on the International Space Station. The new knowledge made possible by this fleet makes it possible to create solutions to important global problems such as changes in the availability of fresh water, food security and human health.

For more information on #PictureEarth from NASA, visit: earth-day-2019


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Steve Cole
NASA Headquarters, Washington
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
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