The Earth and the Moon
This page contains images taken by various missions which contain both the Earth and Moon.
- Apollo 8: Earthrise
- This is one of the more famous images of the Earth from the
Apollo program, taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts as they
became the first humans to circumnavigate the Moon.
Image IDs: AS08-14-2383, 68-HC-870
- This image was taken by Clementine as it came over the
northern lunar pole at the completion of mapping
orbit 102 on 13 March 1994. The angular separation
between lunar horizon and Earth has been reduced for
illustration purposes. The large crater at the bottom of
the image is Plaskett (180° W longitude,
82° N latitude).
(A version of this image with just the Earth in the image
is available on the
NSSDC Photo Gallery: Earth page.)
- Galileo: Second encounter
- This image was taken by Galileo as it flew by the
Earth-Moon system in 1992.
Image ID: P-41508
- This image was taken by NEAR as it flew by the Earth-Moon
system in January 1998.
- Voyager: A look back home
- This image was taken by Voyager as it left the Earth-Moon
system and looked back. It was the first picture taken by
a spacecraft which included both the Earth and Moon.
Image IDs: P-19891, 79-HC-3