a cognitive shift in awareness and new sense of perspective triggered after viewing the Earth from orbit

The experience is said to evoke a sense of appreciation within the experiencer for the fragility of the Earth.

The term has been used to describe the Google Earth VR experience, which enables the experiencer to traverse the globe at different scales.

Google Earth VR is a powerful asymmetrical social VR experience where people can watch a 2D screen of someone in VR who is telling stories about their life or giving guided tours.