40 years ago today the world got a first hand look at how small our home is compared to the vastness of space.

Earthrise was taken by astronaut William Anders on board Apollo 8 as it circled the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.


Isn’t she beautiful?

December 24th, 2008|Categories: History, Science|2 Comments


  1. Dylan December 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Interesting- the Earth in the Apollo 11 earth rise pics is identical to the one in Apollo 8. Look at the clouds.

  2. Dylan December 28, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Actually, that IS the Apollo 11 picture (AS11-44-6550)

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