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"Earthrise: A Captivating View of Our Home Planet from the Moon" In a historic moment, captured by the Apollo 8 mission on December 24, 1968

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise over Moon, Apollo 8

Earthrise over Moon, Apollo 8
Earthrise from the Moon. This photograph was taken during the Apollo 8 mission of 21-27 December 1968. The lunar horizon is about 570 kilometers from the spacecraft, whilst the Earth is 384

Background imageEarthrise Collection: 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

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise - Apollo 8

Earthrise - Apollo 8
This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the lunar orbit insertion burn

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise photographed from Apollo 11 spacecraft

Earthrise photographed from Apollo 11 spacecraft
Earthrise. This photograph of a blue & white Earth rising over the horizon of the Moon was taken from the Apollo 11 spacecraft in July 1969

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise photograph, artwork

Earthrise photograph, artwork
Earthrise photograph. Artwork based on the famous Earthrise photographs taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and William Anders

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise as seen from above surface of the moon

Earthrise as seen from above surface of the moon
Earthrise as seen from above the surface of the Moon, photographed by astronauts on board the Apollo 8 spacecraft as it orbited the Moon in 1968

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earth from the Moon

Earth from 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

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise - Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. Creator: William A Anders

Earthrise - Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. Creator: William A Anders
Earthrise - Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the fourth nearside orbit

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise Image August 2017

Earthrise Image August 2017
Image captured by a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing a unique view of Earth from the spacecrafts vantage point in orbit around the moon

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise from the Moon, artwork

Earthrise from the Moon, artwork
Earthrise from the Moon, computer artwork

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module, July 21, 1969

Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module, July 21, 1969. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earth over lunar landscape, 19th century

Earth over lunar landscape, 19th century
Earth over lunar landscape. 19th-century artwork showing the Earth rising over jagged rocks on the lunar surface. The mapping of the Moon with telescopes started with Galileo in 1610

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise over Moon seen from Zond 8 C016 / 2690

Earthrise over Moon seen from Zond 8 C016 / 2690
Earthrise. Photograph showing the Earth rising above the limb of the Moon. This is a cropped version of a frame taken by the Soviet Zond 8 lunar orbiting spacecraft on 24 October 1970

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Cresent Earth, as seen from the Moon

Cresent Earth, as seen from the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission. Photographed as the Apollo 15 left the Moon to return home on 7th August 1971

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earth from lunar orbit, artwork

Earth from lunar orbit, artwork. This view is similar to the ones seen by the Apollo astronauts as they orbited the Moon. The Moon-Earth distance is some 384, 000 kilometres

Background imageEarthrise Collection: Earthrise seen from surface of the Moon, Apollo Mission, 1969

Earthrise seen from surface of the Moon, Apollo Mission, 1969. Credit ARPL/NASA


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"Earthrise: A Captivating View of Our Home Planet from the Moon" In a historic moment, captured by the Apollo 8 mission on December 24, 1968, we witnessed an awe-inspiring sight – Earthrise over the Moon. The crew aboard Apollo 8, including William A Anders, were fortunate enough to witness this remarkable phenomenon firsthand. As they orbited our celestial neighbor, they gazed upon the Earth emerging from behind the lunar horizon. The image taken during that mission became an iconic symbol of our interconnectedness and fragility as a species. It reminded us that despite our differences and conflicts, we all share this beautiful blue planet floating in space. Not only was this captivating view documented by Apollo 8 but also later by Apollo 11 in July 1969 when their spacecraft photographed another breathtaking Earthrise while ascending from the lunar surface. These images served as a testament to human achievement and exploration beyond what was once thought possible. Over time, artists have immortalized these moments through various forms of artwork depicting Earthrise seen from above the moon's surface. These artistic interpretations continue to evoke a sense of wonder and appreciation for our home planet's delicate beauty. Fast forward to August 2017 when yet another stunning photograph titled "Earthrise Image" emerged capturing our planet's splendor from space once again. This contemporary take on Earthrise reminds us that even with advancements in technology and scientific understanding since those early missions; it is still impossible not to be captivated by such views. Let us never forget these extraordinary glimpses into our existence – whether it be through photographs or artistry – as they serve as powerful reminders of how small yet significant we are in the grand scheme of things. May each new generation continue to marvel at these images and strive towards preserving and cherishing our precious home - Earth.