Our pale blue dot is an almost unimaginably beautiful place. Just when you think you’ve seen it all — spent hours upon hours gawking at the landscape and nature photos on 500px — and you’re ‘numb’ to it, another photo comes along that just takes your breath away.

And that’s good, because today is Earth Day: the prefect day to have your breath taken away by the sheer beauty of this planet we live on.

To that end, we’ve put together a set of 50 crazy beautiful images of our crazy beautiful planet. From the magnetic magnificence of the aurora borealis, to smoldering volcanoes, to beaches so pristine you can almost feel the sand beneath your toes as you read this, we hope these images will help you remember why it is we celebrate Earth Day:

To see more images of Earth’s beauty on Earth Day (you know you want to… admit it), go ahead and give this link a click.