First photo of Earthrise...50 years ago...

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  1. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Been bothering me all day today...August 23rd...kept bouncing in and out of my thoughts...
    Then it hit me...Earthrise!
    I remember as a young pup seeing the fist picture of Earth from the other side of the Moon...
    August 23, 1966.

    Would think that 50 Year Anniversary would have caused more of a brouhaha, but...?
    Anyways...found this...with a copy of that first picture of an "Earthrise"... from 50 years ago...

    This Link is to an article from 5 years back...commemorating the 45th Anniversary...
    http://www.space.com/12707-earth-photo-moon-nasa-lunar-orbiter-1-anniversary.html

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    I remember as well as with a caption pointing out that everyone or thing that has ever lived to our knowledge is in that one picture. Also pointing out that Collins (who took the picture) has travelled further from Earth than any other human since Aldrin and Armstrong were on the Moon at that time.

    Interesting ways to look at it.
     
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  5. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting memory that you have, Seattle...

    Is it possible that you are thinking of a photograph taken nearly 3 years later - in July of 1969 - from the window of the Apollo 11 spacecraft.
    Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module, "Eagle", on the Moon in July of 1969...

    This black and white picture - the first showing Earthrise - was taken by "Lunar Orbiter 1", on August 23rd, 1966...Aldrin and Armstrong were NOT on the Moon in August of 1966.

    I think that you may possibly be confusing the 1966 "Earthrise" picture with the one often called "The Blue Marble".
    It was taken from the inside of the Apollo 17 spacecraft, in December of 1972...and I believe it was taken as the spacecraft was on the way to the Moon...and that there were no Astronauts on the Moon when that photo was taken...they were only about 28,000 miles from earth at the time.
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, you are correct of course.

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  8. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry...
    ...no need for the puerile "Emoji"...
     
  9. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Reminds me of the excellent Carl Sagan narrative based on the photograph sent back by Voyager I when it was 6 billion Kms away.



    His dulcet calm tones and, it was awesome stuff!
     
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    ...Tetrahydrocannabinol opens one up...
     
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  12. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Exceptional catch, Boris2, thank you immensely for the Link...
    I never knew any of this happened.

    This enhanced version of the original Photo was at the Link you provided : http://www.sciencealert.com/humanit...way-if-not-for-3-people-and-an-old-mcdonald-s

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    Again thank you immensely, Boris2, the Post/Link was very much appreciated!!!

    BTW, sad to say that today - August 24th, 2016 - is the Tenth Anniversary of Pluto's demotion from Planet status...if I am not mistaken...
     
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    I see the footprint , I see the horizon of the moon , but what is the dark area between the moon and supposedly the earth ? Does that means the sun was shining from 90 degree to the plane ?
     
  14. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Footprint?
     
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  15. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Pardon is a low spot like a volcano or meteor collision spot
     
  16. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    One word: earthrise.
     
  17. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    The photo that is most commonly referred to, and dubbed by NASA, as "Earthrise" was taken by Bill Anders during the Apollo 8 mission on 24 December 1968. It was an unscheduled photo but they took it anyway, with a colour camera.
    This was also the day before the pilots (Anders, Lovell and Borman) read out the opening of Genesis, which has also become iconic in its own right (and can be heard on the opening track of Mike Oldfield's superb "Songs of Distant Earth"

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  18. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Thank You for your input, Sarkus. I believe that the following is the Photograph that you are referring to :

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    Whereas the ^^above^^ photograph, "taken by Bill Anders during the Apollo 8 mission on 24 December 1968", may indeed be "The photo that is most commonly referred to, and dubbed by NASA, as "Earthrise", I started this Thread to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first photograph to actually capture an "Earthrise" from beyond the Moon.

    Again, Thank You for your input, Sarkus.
     
  19. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    It most certainly is... awesome photo, isn't it.

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    I wasn't around for any of this when it all happened but that first Earthrise image must have been pretty impressive when it arrived. I'm not really sure there's much these days that could possibly compare in terms of importance / meaning.
     
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    Ah, yes. Remember the days when we used something called "film" to take pictures and we had to be careful not to waste it? I wonder how long it took NASA to get the prints back from the drugstore.

    If the first trip around the moon was made today, earthrise would be on YouTube within five minutes.
     
  21. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, Sarkus, awesome photo...
    ...although, there is no need for the puerile "Emoji"...I find the use of them...childish, at best...
    I was a young, wide-eyed, pre-teen Science Whiz when Alan Shepard, Jr. rode inside the Freedom 7 capsule atop a Mercury-Redstone rocket and became the first American "Astronaut" to "go into Space"...in May, 1961...
    I remember watching the Launch on a Black and White Television...
    In essence, Sarkus, I guess you could call me a very intrigued, immersed, involved, and I must include, very avid participant of this worlds first "Space Generation"!!!

    Once again, yes, Sarkus,...it is an awesome photograph!
     
  22. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    (Apologies, dmoe, but I don't write exclusively for you, and your tastes in such matters aren't mine. If ever we get into a more significant dialogue, though, I will try to remember to keep them out.)
     
  23. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Grok'd! Sarkus...
    The mutual respect is more than appreciated!
     

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