In many countries around the world April 22 is recognized as Earth Day and that certainly means a lot to us at Daily Overview. Our project was inspired by and gets its name from an idea known as the Overview Effect. This phrase refers to the profound emotional sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down at our Earth from space. From a distant vantage point, they have the chance to appreciate our home as a whole, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once.
This photograph is one of the first to capture a full Overview of Earth, taken by astronaut Bill Anders during NASA's Apollo 8 mission in December, 1968.
We hope after more than two years of Overview posts we have inspired a similarly powerful perspective of our planet and the impact that we have here. Starting today and throughout the week, we’ll also be doing a takeover on the Greenpeace Instagram feed, providing our unique vantage point to show different examples of what human impact looks like and how important it is to protect our planet. So here's to a great Earth Day and to the treasure that is our one and only home.
Image courtesy of @NASA