From Earthrise to Earthrise - 1968 to 2015
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
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 scene on 70mm color film.
Earthrise from Apollo 8 in 1968
Then 47 years later in 2015, a little robot named the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, took a series of b/w and color photos on October 12, which were recombined into this beautiful, stunning image.
Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2015