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Earthrise over Moon, Apollo 8

Earthrise over Moon, Apollo 8. This famous image, one of the first of the Earth seen from another world, was taken by US astronauts on board the Apollo 8 spacecraft on 24th December 1968 as they orbited the Moon. The astronauts saw this view with the Moons surface at right, but the image is usually displayed in this orientation to show the Earth rising over the Moon. Along with the first photographs of the Earth from space, this photograph become iconic for its depiction of the beauty and fragility of the Earth

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This iconic print captures a breathtaking moment in history - the Earthrise over the Moon, as seen by the Apollo 8 astronauts on December 24th, 1968. In this mesmerizing image, our beautiful blue planet rises above the lunar horizon, showcasing both its stunning beauty and delicate nature. Taken during one of humanity's first manned spaceflights to orbit the Moon, this photograph holds immense historical significance. It symbolizes a pivotal moment in space exploration and marks our first glimpse of Earth from another celestial body. The image serves as a powerful reminder of our place in the vastness of the universe and highlights the fragility of our planet. Displayed with Earth rising over the Moon instead of its original orientation, this photograph has become an iconic representation of environmental awareness. It showcases not only the wonders of space but also underscores humanity's responsibility to protect and preserve our home. As we gaze upon this remarkable sight, we are reminded that we are all inhabitants of this shared planet floating amidst an infinite cosmos. This image serves as a timeless testament to human achievement and inspires us to continue exploring beyond our boundaries while nurturing and safeguarding our precious Earth for generations to come. Photo credit: Science Photo Library

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