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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Crescent Earth and Moon from Voyager 1

Filed under pretty pictures, global views, many worlds, pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, the Moon, Voyager 1 and 2

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Crescent Earth and Moon from Voyager 1 This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon -- the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft -- was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by Voyager 1 when it was 11.66 million kilometers (7.25 million miles) from Earth.

NASA / JPL

Original image data dated on or about September 18, 1977

 

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