The 14th of February marks the 30th anniversary of Voyager 1’s Pale Blue Dot Image.
The image below is the image in question, showing the distant speck of light, which is The Earth floating in a shaft of sunlight.
This iconic image illustrates the unique astronomical perspective on Earth: when observing our home planet from space, national boundaries disappear and the fragility of Earth becomes evident. This perspective is pertinent to remind ourselves to treat each other with kindness and take care of our home planet together.
Looking at events unfolding across the world, the awareness of our impact on the environment is becoming more and more marked.
The anniversary will be celebrated on the by a number of events organised across the world between the 13th and 20th of February.
To see what it is all about and how to get involved, see the Pale Blue Dot Web page: