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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.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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