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Happy 44th Earth Day…!

For Earth Day, NASA wants you to take a ‘global selfie’

NASA is asking for everyone’s help in celebrating the 44th anniversary of Earth Day — by taking a selfie.

Marking the five NASA missions planned to take place this year, and as part of its “Earth Right Now” campaign, the space agency is encouraging everyone to step outside today and take a picture of themselves, wherever they are on Earth, and post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.

NASA’s encouraging participants to be creative. Photos must be a selfie that gives an indication where they are — whether it be through a street sign, the Hollywood sign, or the #GlobalSelfie template, which is available in a variety of languages. {…}

The final #GlobalSelfie mosaic, as well as a video using the images, will be released in May, according to NASA.

At last count, there were more than 22,000 images on Instagram, a slew of tweets on Twitter, a gaggle of photos on Google+, and a seemingly never-ending stream of photos on Facebook.

People from around the world have participated in the event so far — with social-media posts from as far away as India, Qatar, and Rome. Some were taking photos with their families, friends, and co-workers, or even while jumping from an airplane.

What’s on your mind tonite…?