Earthrise - Apollo 14 Bw
Photograph - Film Photography
"Earthrise - Apollo 14 BW"
A dramatic crescent earthrise, in black and white. Made by the crew of Apollo 14 as they came around the far side of the Moon for the final time before heading back to Earth. A thin slice of the Pacific Ocean is all that is visible.
“Suddenly, from behind the rim of the Moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home”
— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14
“If somebody’d said before the flight, ‘Are you going to get carried away looking at the earth from the moon?’ I would have said, ‘No, no way.’ But yet when I first looked back at the earth, standing on the moon, I cried.”
— Alan Shepard, Apollo 14
Date: 02:00 UTC, 7 February 1971
Lens: Zeiss Sonnar f5.6/250mm
NASA Image AS14-71-9847
This black and white image was made with black and white film.
Image Credit: NASA
Additional image editing by Eric Glaser
August 12th, 2021
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