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It’s Throwback Time! NASA Released 35 Breathtaking Images of Our Planet To Mark Earth Day!

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April 20th, 2016   |   Updated on September 17th, 2021

With just two days to go until Earth Day 2016, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the planet we live on – and how to save it.  Celebrated every year on April 22, people  across the world mark the event by showing support for environmental protection.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day. Nearly 50 years later, Earth Day remains a day of reckoning, each year, festivals, parades, rallies, conferences and outdoor activities are held in at least 192 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

This year, in a rare and special event, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has invited every world leader to the United Nations to officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement at UN headquarters in New York. reached this past December. It is no coincidence that the agreement is being opened for signatures on Earth Day. At least 150 world leaders are expected to sign, making it the largest single signing of an international agreement in world history.

Guys, it’s throwback time. In celebration of Earth Day, NASA released a breathtaking gallery of some of the most incredible images of our planet ever taken. The images were captured from a variety of sources including satellites, research modules and astronauts onboard the International Space Station.  Check out these jaw-dropping images of our planet.

1. Blue Marble, 2012

Blue Marble


2. Aurora Australis

Aurora Australis


3. Eastern Seaboard At Night

Eastern Seaboard


4. Alaska’s Brooks Range

Alaska Brooks


5. Rub’ Al Khali, Arabia

Rubal Khali


6. The Water Planet

The Water


7. Storm Cell Over The Southern Appalachian Mountains

Storm Cell


8. An Astronaut’s View From Space



9. Venice Lagoon

Venice Lagoon


10. Earth At Night

Earth at Night


11. Iberian Peninsula At Night

Iberian Peninsula


12. Windswept Valleys In Northern Africa

Windswept Valleys


13. Exploring The World’s Protected Areas From Space

World’s Protected Areas


14. Earth’s Vital Signs

Vital Signs


15. Volcanic Smog And Sunglint In The Vanuatu Archipelago

Volcanic Smog


16. An Astronaut’s View From Station



17. Satellite View Of The Americas On Earth Day

Satellite View


18. Another World

Another World


19. NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees Shadows Of Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse


20. Storm Clouds Over The Atlantic Ocean Near Brazil

Storm Clouds


21. Great Lakes And Central U.S.

Great Lakes


22. Earth, Moon, Hubble



23. A Sky View Of Earth From Suomi NPP

Sky View


24. Wonders In The Antarctic Sky

Antarctic Sky


25. Flying Through An Aurora

Flying Through


26. Earthrise



27. Colors After The Storms

Colors After the Storms


28. Caribbean Sea Viewed From The International Space Station

Caribbean Sea


29. Phytoplankton Bloom Off The Coast Of Iceland

Phytoplankton Bloom


30. Watercolor Canvas

Watercolor Canvas


31. Spider Crater, Western Australia

Spider Crater


32. Guinea-Bissau



33. Uvs Nuur Basin, Mongolia

Uvs Nuur Basin


34. Ocean Jewels

Ocean Jewels


35. Closeup Of  The Ice Island From Petermann Glacier

Ice Island

Images Source: NASA , Twistedsifter

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