Animating the Apollo 8 “Earthrise” photo

Thursday, 9 January, 2014

Earthrise by William Anders

There couldn’t be too many people unfamiliar with “Earthrise”, above, the photo taken by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, while he was orbiting the Moon in 1968.

Now Reddit member Notbrit has stitched together a series of photos to create an animation depicting the scene Anders, and his crew mates, would have witnessed as their craft came around the Moon, and into view of Earth.

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