Lenten Season Wk 1: The Grace of Earth: Atmosphere

In one of his interviews in November 2017 having returned from the International Space Station three months earlier, astronaut Scott Kelly said that the Earth's atmosphere looks very, fragile and that issues need to be addressed.

Boundaries aren't visible. From space, he said, the planet is borderless: "we see the earth as is it meant to be seen." Kelly described the fragility of the earth's atmosphere — "almost like a contact lens on somebody's eye" — and that while "generally it's a very beautiful view" he saw firsthand the effects of pollution.

   

In his twelve months in space Scott Kelly tweeted stunning images such as this one of the Sahara Desert from his #EarthArt series. More can be viewed here

Read & Reflect: The Grace of Atmosphere                      Wk 2: Oceans