The Washington Post

Zoom in on this biggest selfie-promotion ever: 36,422 selfies arranged by NASA — of people lovin’ NASA

 You can view the full-size image here. (NASA)

After weeks of work, NASA released its “global selfie” mosaic on Thursday.

On Earth Day this year, NASA asked people from around the world to “Get outside and show us mountains, parks, the sky, rivers, lakes — wherever you are, there’s your picture.” Oh, and by the way, it wouldn’t hurt if you held up signs saying “Hi, NASA.”

These selfies were uploaded to social media with the hashtag #globalselfie.

The project had more than 50,000 submissions from sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Peg Luce, deputy director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, told Reuters:

We were overwhelmed to see people participate from so many countries. We’re very grateful that people took the time to celebrate our home planet together, and we look forward to everyone doing their part to be good stewards of our precious Earth.

If a zoomable image isn’t your thing, you can enjoy the selfies in this music video:

[posttv url="" ]


Related Content:

STORY: NASA wants your selfie. Today.

Nick Kirkpatrick is the foreign photo editor at the Washington Post. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter.

The Freddie Gray case

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Campaign 2016 Email Updates

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Get Zika news by email

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!
Show Comments

Sign up for email updates from the "Confronting the Caliphate" series.

You have signed up for the "Confronting the Caliphate" series.

Thank you for signing up
You'll receive e-mail when new stories are published in this series.
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.