Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Different Perspective

This photo of Earth rising over the lunar surface was taken during Christmas 1968 by the Apollo 8 crew as they orbited the moon.

People viewing this photo then, as now, got a better idea of how small and fragile our planet really is and a different perspective on Earth's place in the universe.

I was ten years old when this photo was taken and I remember saying to my friends, "I'm in that picture!" and they'd reply, "So am I!"

To date, this remains the furthest photo ever taken of the Earth. May it not remain so much longer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Neat post and reminder of who we are in space.