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This Happened—December 24: Earth Rising For Apollo 8

This iconic photograph of Earth was taken from lunar orbit on this day in 1968, during the first crewed voyage to orbit the Moon.

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Watch: OneShot — 50 Years Ago, Earthrise

The Earth also rises ...

On Dec. 24, 1968, on the first human orbit of the Moon, astronaut Williams Anders looked out the window of Apollo 8. Reaching for his camera, and its color film, Anders would capture an image that would change human perspectives of our planet, ourselves and our place in the universe.

Earthrise — © NASA/William Anders | OneShot

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