Floating Earth


NW England
Luke Jerram's 'Floating Earth' at Pennington Flash Country Park last night.

‘Floating Earth’ is a 10m diameter replica of planet Earth, projected with imagery taken directly from NASA.

Luke aims to evoke the ‘overview effect’, first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.