Happy New Year! (The World Today)

Tweeted moments ago, this NASA image of "the world today" was taken a few hours after midnight Universal Coordinated Time, according to the agency.

Well done, NASA. Well done.

And if you're of a mood, now might be a good time to read, or re-read, Walt Whitman's short and masterful poem, "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer." The poet probably never imagined that we might one day "look back in perfect silence" at our home.

May this year be your best year ever.

Stay curious!