Earthrise 2.0

  • Released Thursday, April 19, 2012
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 10951

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The iconic photograph from the 1960s with a modern twist.

The visualization pauses to overlay two photos taken by the crew as they watched Earth rise above the moon's horizon.

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Capturing Earth's bold vitality and fragility, Earthrise (above) has been called the most influential environmental photo ever taken.

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Earth photographed for the first time by a human in lunar orbit. The horizon is shown vertically, which is how it appeared to the Apollo 8 crew.

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This map shows the lunar terrain visible in the Apollo 8 color photo (green), black-and-white photo (orange), and areas of overlap (yellow).


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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