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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 February 21st, 2024

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

2. Aurora Australis

3. Eastern Seaboard At Night

4. Alaska’s Brooks Range

5. Rub’ Al Khali, Arabia

6. The Water Planet

7. Storm Cell Over The Southern Appalachian Mountains

8. An Astronaut’s View From Space

9. Venice Lagoon

10. Earth At Night

11. Iberian Peninsula At Night

12. Windswept Valleys In Northern Africa

13. Exploring The World’s Protected Areas From Space

14. Earth’s Vital Signs

15. Volcanic Smog And Sunglint In The Vanuatu Archipelago

16. An Astronaut’s View From Station

17. Satellite View Of The Americas On Earth Day

18. Another World

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

20. Storm Clouds Over The Atlantic Ocean Near Brazil

21. Great Lakes And Central U.S.

22. Earth, Moon, Hubble

23. A Sky View Of Earth From Suomi NPP

24. Wonders In The Antarctic Sky

25. Flying Through An Aurora

26. Earthrise

27. Colors After The Storms

28. Caribbean Sea Viewed From The International Space Station

29. Phytoplankton Bloom Off The Coast Of Iceland

30. Watercolor Canvas

31. Spider Crater, Western Australia

32. Guinea-Bissau

33. Uvs Nuur Basin, Mongolia

34. Ocean Jewels

35. Closeup Of  The Ice Island From Petermann Glacier

Images Source: NASA , Twistedsifter

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