The Day Prior

This day, 50 years ago, was the eve of the historic landing on the Moon.

This photo was taken two nights ago when the Moon was one day past full.

After Apollo 11 had flown behind the Moon and out of contact with Earth, they began their first lunar orbit insertion maneuver.

With regard to the view the astronauts had through their window, Armstrong said:

It fills about three-quarters of the hatch window and, of course, we can see the entire circumference, even though part of it is in complete shadow, and part of it’s in earthshine.

I’ve no doubt it was breathtaking.

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This is my next entry in my Blue Moon Squares as part of Becky’s ‘Blue’ Square in July photo challenge.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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