iconic "Earthrise" photograph taken by William "Bill" Anders, Apollo 8's lunar module pilot, on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 1968, 15:40 GMT (10:40 a.m. Houston [Central Standard Time])
lunar horizon, near eastern limb (as viewed from Earth), about 570 kilometers (350 miles) from Apollo 8 spacecraft; Earth about five degrees above lunar horizon; Earth at distance of about 240,000 miles (386,242 kilometers)
telephoto view from Apollo 8 spacecraft near near 110 degrees east longitude; NASA ID AS8-14-2383: Public Domain, via NASA @ https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a410/AS8-14-2383HR.jpg
Crescent moon rising from the Earth atmosphere"; image of rising crescent moon and cusp of Earth's atmosphere tweeted on February 1, 2014, by Koichi Wakata, JAXA (Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency) astronaut
Visibility of distinct colors: dominant gases and particles in each atmospheric layer act as prisms to filter out certain colors of light.
International Space Station's Expedition 38, November 10, 2013 to March 10, 2014: Public Domain, via NASA @ https://www.nasa.gov/content/crescent-moon-rising-and-earths-atmosphere
the image that mesmerized the world: "The Blue Marble" of Earth, imaged by Apollo 17 crew on Thursday, December 7, 1972
Apollo 17 mission had first Apollo trajectory allowing for imaging the South polar ice cap.: Public Domain, via NASA @ https://www.nasa.gov/content/blue-marble-image-of-the-earth-from-apollo-17
Unmanned Apollo 4 mission captures photogenic Earth as crescent on Thursday, November 9, 1967.
Earth from an altitude of 9,745 nautical miles (18047.74 kilometers; 11214.35), taken by an automatic camera aboard Apollo 4 (Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501): Antarctica appears at the top of crescent, with Africa's northwestern coast visible at bottom.
Apollo 4 still photography; NASA ID AS04-01-410: NASA, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a410/AS4-1-410HR.jpg
"The Blue Marble" on Friday, February 8, 2002: detailed true-color image of the entire Earth; seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile)
Apollo 17's iconic image, taken Thursday, December 7, 1972, continues to inspires updated versions that photogenically convey a wealth of information for NASA scientists.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli; enhancements by Robert Simmon: Public Domain, via NASA @ https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/images/57723/the-blue-marble