overview effect

Earthrise over the Moon: partly-illuminated Earth rising over the lunar horizon. In this photo, the Earth is about 400,000 miles away. Photo: Apollo 11, AS11-44-6552, July 20, 1969.

Overview Effect: Quotes from Astronauts

Caitlin Dempsey

The Overview Effect is a shift in awareness by astronauts seeing Earth from outer space as a “tiny, fragile ball of life.”