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Earth from the Moon. Earth rising above the Moon

Earth rising above the Moon. This image was taken from 112 kilometres above the Moon during the Apollo 8 mission on 24th December 1968

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1968 Apollo Program Earthrise Manned Spaceflight Moon Programme Rise Rising Space Flight Space Race Apollo 8 Landings Mono Chrome


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This stunning print captures a momentous event in human history - the Earth rising above the Moon. Taken during the Apollo 8 mission on December 24th, 1968, this image showcases our planet from a vantage point of 112 kilometers above the lunar surface. The black and white composition adds an ethereal quality to this awe-inspiring sight. The significance of this photograph goes beyond its aesthetic appeal. It represents a pivotal moment in space exploration, as it was captured during one of NASA's most iconic missions - Apollo 8. This manned spaceflight played a crucial role in paving the way for future lunar landings and marked an important milestone in the Space Race between superpowers. The Earthrise image serves as a reminder of our place within the vastness of space and highlights both our curiosity about distant worlds and our responsibility to protect our own planet. It evokes feelings of wonder, humility, and unity among humanity. Science Photo Library has preserved this historical artifact with utmost care, allowing us to appreciate its beauty while also reflecting on how far we have come since that monumental day over five decades ago. As we gaze upon this remarkable print, let us be inspired by mankind's relentless pursuit of knowledge and exploration beyond Earth's boundaries.

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