Between January 25th and the 31st along with my college Astronomy class, 7th grade students at Summit Lakes Middle School, and 3rd and 4th students at Prairie View Elementary School, all took part in the Sally Ride EarthKam Mission.
We submitted a total of 140 picture requests for parts of the world south of the equator including South America, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealands, many islands in the South Atlantic, India, and Pacific Oceans, and of course clouds.
Pictures are still being uploaded to the EarthKam web site so the slide show below represents only some of the 140 requests.
Read a little more about our mission from an earlier posting, or read my January 2015 monthly column of Scope on the Skies for Science Scope Magazine, the NSTA‘s Professional Journal for Middle School Science Teachers. Coincidentally that column is about Earth viewing missions:”A New Year, A New Earth View”.
Keep your eyes open – look down and up (but maybe not while walking!)
Download and install the free visualization program from NASA: Eyes on the Solar System
Nasa has an archive of images of Earth showing changes over time:
Images of Change
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.