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English: This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the fourth nearside orbit. Earth is about five degrees above the horizon in the photo. The unnamed surface features in the foreground are near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from Earth. The lunar horizon is approximately 780 kilometers from the spacecraft. Width of the photographed area at the horizon is about 175 kilometers. On the Earth 240,000 miles away, the sunset terminator bisects Africa.
Date 24 December 1968
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Author Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders
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current 16:57, 22 September 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 16:57, 22 September 20073,000 × 2,400 (973 KB)Panoptik~commonswikiReverted to version as of 04:22, 15 October 2005
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12:32, 20 September 2004 Thumbnail for version as of 12:32, 20 September 2004350 × 284 (13 KB)Andre EngelsEarthrise as seen from Moon Orbit. Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. Photo: NASA {{PD-USGov}}

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