A few days ago, in my post The Moon’s Blue View, I posted an image of the Earth taken by Astronaut William ‘Bill’ Anders.
Today, I give you, “The Blue Marble” – the famous photograph of the Earth as captured by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft while en route to the Moon. At the time, the spacecraft was approx. 29,000 kilometres (18,000 miles) above the Earth.
Clearly visible are Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Off the east coast of Africa, you can see the island of Madagascar and at the bottom of the image is Antarctica.
Breathtaking isn’t it.
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