• Released Tuesday, January 14, 2014
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11430

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See how Apollo 8 astronauts captured the iconic Earthrise photo.

Watch this video to find out how the Apollo 8 crew photographed Earth from lunar orbit.

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A camera mounted to the Apollo 8 Command Module (above) automatically captured an image of the moon’s surface every 20 seconds.

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Apollo 8 images of the moon's surface (black-and-white) were placed over a model of the terrain to determine the orientation of the Command Module.

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The Earthrise photo is shown here over a modeled view of the moon.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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