The Overview Effect
When astronauts see Earth from outer space, they are in awe of just how beautiful, but also how vulnerable our home planet really is.
This is called ‘the Overview Effect’. In the video below, you see five astronauts describe this effect with both passion and clarity.
When you listen to them, you can sense how deeply moved they are, having seen our planet from that perspective. “Indescribably beautiful. An oasis against infinity”. “Fragile, with that protective atmosphere barely hugging the surface”.