Crescent Earth

My favourite images are always those that we can’t see from our position stuck on Earth…

CrescentEarth by Apollo17.  Click to enlarge.
Image Credit: NASA

We have seen tons of crescent Moon photos, and maybe one or two crescent Sun (during solar eclipse). Crescent Venus? Easily visible from Earth. Crescent Earth? You have to be not on Earth to see it…

The crescent Earth rises above the lunar horizon in this spectacular photograph was taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft. The Apollo 17 was the last Apollo mission to land men on the Moon. Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, still holds the distinction of being the last man to walk on the Moon, as no humans have visited the Moon since December 14, 1972.

Just look at that blue marble… no wonder people say our planet is the most beautiful in the whole Solar System… I can’t agree more…

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~ by thChieh on July 10, 2009.

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