One way to understand Vitae-planeta is to contemplate what bounds her: what lies above and below the Living Planet.
According to the 2016 paper The New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness about 30% of humans will never see the Milky Way from their homes due to night sky light pollution.
Artificial night sky brightness is a feature of human activities caused by the over-spill of light from homes, business, streetlights, motor vehicles, factories, oil production facilities and fishing vessels.
Vita believes that being able to see the Milky Way at night is an integral part of the human experience, and this night sky pollution is an important psychological component of the global sustainability crisis.
Vitan's should contemplate the cosmos as this helps to develop an appreciation of what lies above Vitae-planeta.
What lies above Vitae-planeta is a vast expanse of space that is a frigid -273 degree celsius. Not a very welcoming environment for life.
To manifest this contemplation, if the opportunity exists, then Visit a place where artificial night sky brightness is minimal or zero to view the cosmos.
Under the night sky, it is possible to view the Milky Way and contemplate the vast scale of the Universe. This helps to frame in people’s minds the distinctive nature of Earth as a planet with life. It also helps to demonstrate the important role that Vitae-planeta plays in maintaining conditions suited to life on Earth.
Vitans ought to contemplate volcanoes as they represent the place on the Earth surface where what lies below Vitae-planeta becomes visible.
This contemplation might be advanced by actually visiting a volcano. However, there is an ecological footprint to travel (consider your Earthity), and volcanoes can be dangerous; so one might simply ponder volcanoes and lava through a book of a website.
What lies below Vitae-planeta is a bubbling cauldron of molten rock, at a temperature of around 1,000 degrees Celsius.
The takeaway message of these contemplations is that Vitae-planeta is a very special creature that is able to maintain internal temperatures within a narrow range despite the extremes on either side.