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Earth from the moon. Planet Earth

Earth from the moon. Planet Earth

This view of the Earth rising above the horizon of the Moon was taken from the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The lunar terrain that can be seen corresponds to the Smyth Sea region on the near side of the Moon.

From the lunar surface the Earth looks huge and you can see in detail, if the clouds allow it, the silhouette of the continents. The predominant color is blue. In contrast, the lunar surface is ash gray.

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