Earthrise, the making of

I love the picture Earthrise. Since I first discovered it back to 2007, it has become the central part of my communications; It is featured on my Twitter account, my page, my business cards and on the header of this website.

So when Andrew Revkin from the New York Times tweeted about the “ Nice video assembly of Apollo 8 astronaut audio & photos leading to iconic “EARTHRISE” image “ I just had to click.

To say the least, I wasn’t disappointed as this making of clearly explains how such a beautiful image was created by the Apollo 8 crew.

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Great astrophotographies – July 2009

From-the-Moon-to-the-Earth-Apollo-11-NASAThis is that time of the month: the one for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, this month was packed with beautiful images. It was very difficult to select just ten.

This month was special as on July 21st we were celebrating the Apollo program and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who were the first to set foot on the moon 40 years ago.

The picture above shows the Lunar Module – callsign Eagle. It was taken by Michael Collins from the Command and Service Module.

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