GOES-East captured this view of Earth on Jan. 1, 2015 at 14:45 UTC/9:45am EST.
January 1, 2015 11:42 AM EST

Here’s an image to put things in perspective as you start off the new year—our little corner of the universe, Earth.

This morning at roughly 10:00 a.m. EST, January 1st, 2015, NASA’s GOES-East satellite captured an image of North and South America.

To quote Carl Sagan, “That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.” So be nice to each other this year, earthlings. That’s the only planet we’ve got.

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