Earth - Apollo 17
Full Earth showing Africa and Antarctica
Apollo 17 hand-held Hasselblad picture of the full Earth.
This picture was taken on 7 December 1972, as the spacecraft
traveled to the moon as the last of the Apollo missions.
A remarkably cloud-free Africa is at upper left, stretching
down to the center of the image. Saudi Arabia is visible
at the top of the disk and Antarctica and the south pole
are at the bottom. Asia is on the horizon is at upper right.
The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter.
(Apollo 17, AS17-148-22727)