Earth Gets Its Photo Taken on 12/12/12

NOAA has snapped a photo of the Earth on the auspicious

By on December 13th, 2012 10:22 GMT

As far as our planet is concerned, December 12, 2012, or 12/12/12, is a day just like any other day. It only holds a special meaning to us humans since we have a habit of seeing patterns and meaning even where there is none, it's how our brain works.

So, our planet got its picture taken on the auspicious 12/12/12 date, at 12 UTC no less, by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The photo was snapped by NOAA's GOES-15 satellite and it shows a bit of North America, a bit of South America and the tip of New Zealand.

Other than that, it's just the great big Pacific Ocean. It serves as a reminder perhaps that our planet is two thirds water and that we're all huddled up in the last third. Not that we're using that much of this third, either.
Our planet on 12/12/12 - click to make it big
   Our planet on 12/12/12 - click to make it big
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