NASA invites you to 'Picture Earth' for Earth Day
April 15, 2019 | 11:54 AM
by Times News Service
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Washington: NASA is inviting the world to share photos of nature for Earth Day and will be giving the best publicly shared images the opportunity to be featured in its future content.

According to a press release, the initiative is being conducted as part of NASA's #PictureEarth social media event.

"Post a close-up photo on social media of your favourite natural features, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming flowers, or stunning sunsets. Use the hashtag #PictureEarth and upload the photo on April 22. Be sure to include the location where the photo was taken in the text of your social media post," said the space agency.

NASA added, "On Earth Day, we will share some of NASA's most stunning images of Earth from space to inspire you. We’ll check Instagram, Twitter and our NASA Earth Facebook event page to find your images and select photos from around the world to showcase later in videos and composite images."

The agency called on photographers to look for life, motion and beauty.

Earth Day was first held on 22 April 1970 and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Earth Day helped push the passage of a number of legislation in the US, including the Clear Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act among others. Twenty years later, according to its organisers, Earth Day went global mobilising 200 million people in over 190 countries to raise awareness on important environmental issues around the world.

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