Category: earthrise

Earth and Moon, photographed during the Apollo 11 mission, July 16-24, 1969.

Looking out the window of Apollo 11, July 1969.

Scenes from Apollo 16 mission to the Moon, April 1971: Pre-landing pics of earthrise, with the command module visible just above the lunar horizon to the left of Earth.

Earth’s crest over the lunar horizon, photographed during the Apollo 15 mission, 1971.

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”

—Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman, December 24, 1968

EARTHRISE ON CHRISTMAS EVE – The Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, December 24, 1968, photographed from lunar orbit by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. (NASA)

Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, as seen from #space during the Apollo 8 mission. (NASA)

The crew of Apollo 8 were the first humans to behold the Earth rising over the Moon’s horizon, December 24, 1968. (NASA)

Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, July 1969, seen during the Apollo 11 mission.