NASA takes the biggest selfie on Earth
If you think Ellen DeGenere’s Oscars selfie was big, you haven’t seen the selfie that NASA took !
On the 22nd April, Earth Day, NASA asked a simple question via Twitter, Instagram ,Facebook, Google Plus and Flickr. NASA wanted to know: “Where are you right now?” where anyone could reply with a selfie and the hashtag #globalselfie.
NASA received over 50 000 selfies from every continents and 113 countries. These selfies were vetted and whittled down to 36 422 based on their content and usability. Each one of the images was then positioned on the earth based on the responder’s location. NASA’s mosaic of selfies was then placed on what the Earth looked like based on views of each hemisphere that were captured on 22nd April 2014, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument.
The final result is a 3.2-gigapixel image that can be zoomed in to check out each of the 36 422 individual selfies.
Simply select a part of the planet you wish to view, then zoom in and the images becomes clearer, then zoom in some more until you the pics:
Head over to Gigapan and see if you can find yourself: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/155294