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Earthrise photograph, artwork

Earthrise photograph. Artwork based on the famous Earthrise photographs taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and William Anders. The photographs were taken as Apollo 8 orbited the Moon on 24 December 1968. This artwork is based on the black-and-white photograph taken by Borman. A few minutes later, Anders took a colour photograph. The Earthrise photographs are considered to be among the most influential ever taken, inspiring greater understanding of the Earths environment, set here against the blackness of space, and the barren surface of the Moon

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1960s 1968 24th Airless Apollo Barren Crater December Earth Shine Earthrise Exploration Famous Illuminated Lunar Mission Moon Moon Surface Nasa Planetary Planetary Science Rising Rocky Solar System Space Flight Surface Christmas Eve Frank Borman Iconic Image


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This artwork, based on the iconic Earthrise photograph taken by Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and William Anders, transports us back to a momentous event in human history. As the year was drawing to a close on December 24th, 1968, Apollo 8 orbited the Moon, capturing this awe-inspiring image of our planet rising above the lunar horizon. The black-and-white photograph taken by Borman serves as the foundation for this stunning illustration. It beautifully depicts Earth's delicate beauty against the vast darkness of space and the desolate surface of our celestial neighbor. Just moments after Borman's shot, Anders immortalized this scene in vibrant color. These Earthrise photographs hold immense significance as they sparked a profound shift in our understanding of our home planet and its environment. They inspired countless individuals to appreciate and protect Earth's fragile ecosystems. The juxtaposition between Earth's illuminated splendor and the moon's barrenness evokes both wonder and reflection. Created by Science Photo Library, this print is not just an artistic masterpiece but also a testament to humanity's exploration beyond our own world. It captures that pivotal moment when we first glimpsed ourselves from afar—a reminder of how small yet interconnected we are within the vast expanse of space. As we gaze upon this remarkable artwork, let it serve as a constant reminder of our responsibility to cherish and safeguard our precious blue planet amidst an ever-expanding universe.

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