"We came all this way to explore the Moon and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth."

~ NASA Astronaut Bill Anders

What is the Overview Effect?

Frank White first theorized the Overview Effect phenomenon in 1987. Now, much of the world has adopted this framework in describing our innate interconnectedness and it has helped provide astronauts with concepts and language to articulate the profound shift in worldview they experience when viewing the Earth from space and in space.

Overview Effect on Wikipedia

Overview effect - Wikipedia


Astronauts viewing the Earth from space often experience a shift in identity or worldview: The Overview Effect.

Common Experiences of the Overview Effect

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