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50 Years of The Earth Rising Picture.


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On December, 24 1968 , Apollo 8 took the historical Earth Rising shot. By plain luck. :) 

This is my humble homage to the deed. Kerbal style. :sticktongue:

Godspeed Apollo 8.

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(c) NASA : https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov

Note: This shot is from Apollo 11. The original from Apollo 8 had some weird colours, so I took some artistic licence. 

 

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By some reason, Valentine never gets excited when I try to get the same image without "cheating". :D

I tried for a whole afternoon hours, and she just don't care! :P 

Caution: lots and lots of boring screenshots. :P 

http://ksp.lisias.net/screenshots/2018/12/24_Apollo-11_Earth-Rising/no-cheating/

 

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On 12/26/2018 at 5:26 PM, benzman said:

You will have to excuse me, but I have never thought that the original Apollo 8 photo had weird colours.  What photo were you looking at?

This one, for example. Probably due the fact that they didn't had proper equipment for the task - nobody had though about before launch, this picture was a stroke of luck!

Pictures from Apollo 11 were way better - but they had these planned forehand.

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Are you sure that is an Apollo 8 picture?  This NASA video to celebrate that photo would indicate that Bill Anders did not get in a photo that shows the earth that close to the moon horizon.  I have no complaints about the graphic you made, just a bit curious about your source  picture.

 

 

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On 12/28/2018 at 4:47 PM, benzman said:

Are you sure that is an Apollo 8 picture?  This NASA video to celebrate that photo would indicate that Bill Anders did not get in a photo that shows the earth that close to the moon horizon.  

You got a point - I'm thrusting the source of that picture, what's not always a wise move. :)

I don't know who took the photo (and perhaps that one was colourised?). In doubt, I did what I should had done at first place. I looked on the NASA's Flicker account.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/albums/72157659453355752/page2/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/sets/72157658985288718/page1

You are right. The color pictures are somewhat "washed", but are way better than that one I posted.

 

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