From NASA today: "A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away."
When I saw this news, I was immediately reminded of the following dizzying quote by Carl Sagan in his book Pale Blue Dot, wherein he describes the last photo taken of Earth by Voyager 1 as it left our Solar System. In the photo, our home planet was less than a single pixel.
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." — Carl Sagan
Do you see it? Do you see our pale blue dot? Approximately halfway down that bright brownish band toward the right side of the image. That's earth. That's us.