One of the most stellar open API’s out there is the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day. In today’s article, we are going to mess around with that API and build an application that displays the photo of the day, the title of that photo, the current date, and some information about the picture.

Using the NASA Open API: Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), we will be building an application that displays the information that is provided by that API. The information we will display is:

The photo
The photo’s title
Current date
Information on the photo

We will be building our application with React. More specifically, we will be using the React Router and even throw in a .env file for our API key. We are going to start from a new environment, but if you would like to look at the finished code now, please visit this GitHub repo.
What is the React Router?
The react router is React’s way of navigating around an application. We are able to change pages waiting having to load each page. We…

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