On December 24, 1968, astronaut Bill Anders of Apollo 8 was gazing out at the Moon just as they were about to re-establish communications on the Earth-side of the Moon and he saw a magnificent scene: The Earthrise. They scrambled for a suitable camera with suitable film and Anders finally caught the
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To see this working, head to your live site.
The wealth of celestial photos we're blessed with deserve their own section. Hubble, backyard telescopes: Bring it on.
Although this particular photo is familiar to you (it's the banner image on the home page of this website), it's the Earth from an angle which is not familiar to most of us - with the camera angle perpendicular to the South Pole instead of the Equator. I like being able to show the Earth in all her
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