first photo of an “Earth-rise”

NASA recently released this video of the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.  It struck me that none of the technicians and scientists who planned the mission, realised that this would be a moment that could not be missed  by humans. It was not scheduled ! 

In fact, this was the moment that humans discovered the Earth…… and made a photo !

a high resolution photo-series of the earthrise !

Posted in: nature