Adventure

#GlobalSelfie Trend Visualized

36,422 photos span 3.2 gigapixels

Look, unselfish selfies! (Photo: NASA's Earth Day Global Selfie 2014)
OutsideOnline NASA Earth Day 2014 trend Twitter Facebook Instagram seflie unselfish look globe global 360 degree visualization visual visualized data 36 422 individual images photos photographs Snapshots 3.2 gigapixels data

NASA released a stunning, down-to-earth portrait of the globe yesterday from its #GlobalSelfie Earth Day project. The 360-degree mosaic of 36,422 selfies spanning 3.2 gigapixels of data answers the question NASA asked people all around the world on Earth Day: "Where are you on Earth right now?"

The hashtag "GlobalSelfie" trended across more than 100 countries. Click the plus icon in the top right corner of the globe to zoom in on a few of the selfie submissions NASA received via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, and Flickr.

NASA and GigaPan present a snapshot of the selfie world:

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News
Lead Photo: NASA's Earth Day Global Selfie 2014
More Adventure