Today, April 22, 2014, is Earth Day and NASA is celebrating by enjoying an incredible view of North and South America from outer space.
This image was taken at 7:45 a.m. EDT this morning from the GOES-East satellite, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite System (GOES). Read more…
ABOUT EARTH DAY
This event is celebrated every year on April 22nd. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. The first Earth Day was in 1970. 20 million environmentalists held rallies across the United States, protesting the deterioration of the environment. This led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. In 1990, Earth Day went international and today, the event continues to be celebrated across the globe.