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Earths atmosphere seen from Apollo 14. Earth is seen at bottom right corner

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Earths atmosphere seen from Apollo 14. Earth is seen at bottom right corner

Earths atmosphere seen from Apollo 14. Earth is seen at bottom right corner. The atmosphere appears as a bright band (bottom left corner to upper right) as it is lit by the sun. The dark sphere at centre left is the result of camera flare. Apollo 14 was the third manned mission to the Moon. It was launched on 31st January 1971 and landed on 5th February 1971

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This print from Science Photo Library showcases Earth's atmosphere as seen from the Apollo 14 mission. The image captures our planet in the bottom right corner, while a brilliant band of light stretches diagonally across the frame, representing our atmosphere illuminated by the sun. A dark sphere at the center left is visible due to camera flare. Apollo 14 holds significant historical importance as it was the third manned mission to land on the Moon. Launched on January 31st, 1971, and landing on February 5th, this mission marked another milestone in human space exploration. The photograph offers a unique perspective of Earth's atmosphere from outer space, highlighting its ethereal beauty and delicate nature. It serves as a reminder of how interconnected we are with our planet and emphasizes the importance of understanding Earth science. Through atmospheric scattering, sunlight interacts with various particles within our atmosphere, creating this stunning visual phenomenon depicted in this image. The bright band represents this scattering effect that brings forth an awe-inspiring display when viewed from space. Science Photo Library provides us with remarkable visuals like these that inspire curiosity about our world and beyond. This particular print encapsulates both scientific significance and artistic allure – a testament to humanity's quest for knowledge about ourselves and our place in the universe.

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