Watch the Earth rise from the Moon

NASA visualization takes you back to 1968

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This is cool - NASA has posted a visualization of what it might have looked like from the perspective of the Moon back in 1968 when Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, William A. Anders and James A. Lovell, Jr. took the first photographs of the Earth rising over the Moon. Combined with the audio from that mission (Apollo 8 orbited the moon, Apollo 11 was the mission where they landed), you get a sense of what they saw when the Earth appeared to rise from the bottom of the Moon.

The new visualization is made possible from maps of the moon's surface created by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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