NASA Looks Back at 50 Years of Earth Day

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It’s been five decades since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders photographed Earth peaking over the Moon’s horizon. The iconic image, dubbed Earthrise, inspired a new appreciation of the fragility of our place in the universe. Two years later, Earth Day was born to honor our home planet. As the world prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA reflects on how the continued growth of its fleet of Earth-observing satellites has sharpened our view of the planet’s climate, atmosphere, land, polar regions and oceans.To view the full data visualizations that appear throughout, go to:Music credit: "Crest of a Wave" from Universal Production MusicCredit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization StudioRyan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer, EditorJefferson Beck (USRA): Lead ProducerKathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead ProducerAaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical SupportSamson K. Reiny (Wyle Information Systems): ProducerGreg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead VisualizerAlex Kekesi (GST): Lead VisualizerCindy Starr (GST): Lead VisualizerTrent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead VisualizerHorace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead VisualizerKel Elkins (USRA): Lead VisualizerMaria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Lead WriterKrystofer Kim (USRA): Lead Animator