Earthrise

This photograph was captured by William Anders three days into the Apollo 8 mission, on December 24, 1968 (Apollo 8 was the first manned NASA voyage to leave Earth’s orbit). Along with The Blue Marble, Earthrise is one of the most famous, reproduced photos of the Earth. 

It is in fact the front cover of Life magazine’s 100 Photographs that Changed the World, where it is described as “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken”. The image of a half-illuminated blue globe, seemingly untainted, had a deep impact on many people and possibly inspired the celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970.

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