Category: moon

A plume of ice and gas erupts from Enceladus, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on August 28, 2017.


China’s Chang’e 3 (嫦娥三号) probe lands on the Moon. December 14, 2013.

The view from Apollo 11, July 16-24, 1969.


Earth and Moon, as seen from the International Space Station on September 4, 2010. (NASA)

Looking out the window during the Apollo 8 mission, December 1968.

Pages from The Moon Christmas Coloring Book, 1970.

(Dreams of Space)

LUNAR CHRISTMAS – Behold a sequence of photos of the lunar surface taken during the Apollo 8 mission when humans orbited the Moon for the first time, December 24-25, 1968. (via)

“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

The view from Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968.


CHRISTMAS MOON – Beautiful views of the surface of the Moon, taken from orbit by Apollo 8 astronauts on December 24, 1968. (NASA)