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First View of Earth from the Moon
05.13.09
 
Earth as seen from the moon by Lunar Orbiter I

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This image represents the world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. This crescent of the Earth was photographed in August 1966 when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the moon.

Credit: NASA