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First View of Earth from Moon

First View of Earth from Moon

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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 August 23, 1966 at 16:35 GMT when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon.

Discover Earth's companion. Check out these images in our Moon Pictures Gallery.

Our Geology Guide also has some great links to Earth Images from Space. Check them out.

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