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Click to enlargeApollo 8 Earthrise Photo

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Earthrise seen for the first time by human eyes. The rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east longitude. The horizon, about 570 kilometers (250 statute miles) from the spacecraft, is near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from the Earth. On the earth, the sunset terminator crosses Africa. The south pole is in the white area near the left end of the terminator. North and South America are under the clouds.

Christmas Eve December 24, 1968
Credits: NASA JSC


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