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Iconic view of Earth from Apollo 17

Iconic view of Earth from Apollo 17

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Iconic view of Earth from Apollo 17
One of the most famous images of the twentieth century, this view of the fully lit globe of Earth was taken from Apollo 17 shortly after its launch on December 7, 1972. The full view was enabled by the fortuitous alignment of Earth, spacecraft, and the Sun.

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

Original image data dated on or about December 7, 1972

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