Gaia, our Earth, is a living planet.
And this probably the first time you will see her breathe and her heart beat. Hopefully for long…
That amazing gif by Visible Earth shows our pulsating Earth, the heartbeat of our living planet.
Does Planet Earth Live?
The artist explains:
Having spent much of my life living near the center of that mitten-shaped peninsula in North America, I have had a consistent seasonal metronome through which I track the years of my life.
When I stitch together what can be an impersonal snapshot of an entire planet, all of the sudden I see a thing with a heartbeat.
Overall, to me it looks like breathing.
And my pixel is right at an interesting intersection of life and ice, where the longest night of the year feels like forever, and the longest day of the year is a like a battery strapped to my back.
So now that you know our Earth is alive, just try to help her living in a sustainable world! [UXBlog]