Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.
It’s easy to get caught up in our perceived importance of own little lives and the minor daily challenges we face. Taking a step back to view humans’ place in the universe provides humbling perspective.
The Pale Blue Dot is a famous photograph of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion km from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images.
Play the two videos linked below with sound (1 on Youtube & 1 on Twitter) and prepare to be humbled.