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First image of Earth from the surface of the Moon: Surveyor 3
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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.
Here is the context for the photo:
Original image data dated on or about April 30, 1967.
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