GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – NASA is celebrating Earth Day, April 22, this year in an interesting way. They are inviting people to adopt one of 64,000 individual pieces of Earth as they are seen from space.
You can share and learn the fine details of our planet by adopting a piece of it. According to NASA, you’ll receive a personalized adoption certificate for your unique numbered piece of Earth (on average 55 miles wide) to print and share on social media. The certificate features NASA Earth science data collected for that location, a view of the planet in a light you’ve never seen before.
Visit go.nasa.gov/adopt to adopt your piece of the planet and explore a corner of the world.
Their goal is to have the entire planet adopted by Earth Day, April 22.
Once you’ve adopted your piece, you can explore an interactive world map and print certificates from other locations like your hometown or favorite vacation spot. You can also take a deep dive into the data of any place on Earth by following a link to NASA’s Worldview website.
Also, be sure to share your adopted piece on social media with the hashtag #AdoptThePlanet and #FirstAlert9.
Pierce Legeion is a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 First Alert Weather.