Vintage chromogenic print.
20.2 x 25.4 cm.
Annotated "NASA AS8-14-2383" on the verso.
Photo credit: Astronaut William Anders.
William Anders spoke the words from Genesis as the photograph was taken:
In the beginning God created
the Heaven and the Earth,
And the Earth was without
form, and Void...
The celebrated view of planet Earth appearing over the bleached lunar horizon. 'There was nothing in the plan for an Earthrise photo. Indeed, we didn’t even see an actual Earthrise until, on our third orbit, we changed the spacecraft’s orientation to heads up and looking forward. As we came round the back side of the moon, where I had been taking pictures of craters near our orbital track, I looked up and saw the startlingly beautiful sight of our home planet “rising” up above the stark and battered lunar horizon. It was the only color against the deep blackness of space. In short, it was beautiful, and clearly delicate.' William Anders.
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