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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

First image of Earth from the surface of the Moon: Surveyor 3

Filed under pics of Earth by planetary missions, NASA lunar missions before 2005, pretty pictures, Earth, global views

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First image of Earth from the surface of the Moon: Surveyor 3 On April 30, 1967, the Surveyor 3 lander took the first photo of Earth from the lunar surface. Lunar Orbiter had taken the first photo of Earth from lunar orbit just 8 months previously.

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Here is the context for the photo:

Context for Surveyor 3's photo of Earth from the lunar surface
Original image data dated on or about April 30, 1967

 

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