Earthrise

This famous “Earthrise” image was taken from Apollo 8 just after it emerged from behind the Moon. Apollo 8 met its goal of orbiting the Moon at an altitude of only 100 kilometers (60 miles) after a journey of almost 400,000 kilometers (250,000 miles)—the farthest humans had ever traveled.

Caption:
This famous “Earthrise” image was taken from Apollo 8 just after it emerged from behind the Moon.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: December 24, 1968
Credit: Courtesy of NASA
Origin: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
 
This famous “Earthrise” image was taken from Apollo 8 just after it emerged from behind the Moon.