OK – this is officially my favorite kind of selfie.


Remember back on Earth Day this year when NASA asked everyone to post a selfie on social media for a special global selfie they were planning to put together?

Well apparently 36,422 of you did just that and those images now create a mosaic that weighs in at 3.2 gigapixels – yes – gigapixels.

The mosaic is based on views of each hemisphere that were captured on April 22, 2014 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a joint NOAA-NASA mission. The diagonal stripes in the images are due to the satellite capturing the reflection of sunlight off ocean waters.

Over on the NASA website you can check out the global selfie and see it for yourself – The Making of NASA’s Global Selfie: 100+ Countries, Thousands of Photos

If you are patient enough you can even zoom in and try to find your own selfie if you participated in the Earth Day Global Selfie event.


You can also visit the GigaPan site to see NASA’s Earth Day Global Selfie 2014 by NASA’s Earth Day Global Selfie 2014.