in case you haven't noticed, I love science, and astronomy especially.
This is a bit long to watch, but has some great views of earth, not to mention letting us know what the astronauts thought when returning to earth.
The thin veil of our atmosphere is part of how fragile this planet earth is. Another part is how it must look to those who have been honored to venture off it's surface into space, to see it hanging in that immensity of black.
We who walk around on the surface...or dive into Gaia's waters...only have a mental image of how this great planet is actual twirling around on its axis while driving through an orbit around a star.
It's not emotional. Though certainly it triggers awe for those who write poetry and music, who are artists and worship trees and nature. I continue to be moved by nature. But I can only imagine what the astronauts experienced.
I added this post to Skywatch Friday, you can't get much more sky! Every time I look for my listing, it isn't included there. But people keep telling me (see comments) that they came from there. Must conclude that I can't see my own blog listing there.