Earthrise- a video reconstruction

About 12 seconds into this video, something unusual happens. The Earth begins to rise. Here’s the Earth coming up.

Never seen by humans before, the rise of the Earth over the limb of the Moon occurred 50 years ago tomorrow and surprised and amazed the crew of Apollo 8. The crew immediately scrambled to take still images of the stunning vista caused by Apollo 8’s orbit around the Moon.



[NASA]