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View of the Earth

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(December 7, 1972) - The Apollo 17 crew saw this view of the Earth as it headed for the moon as part of NASA's lunar landing mission. This exceptional photograph of the trans-lunar coast stretches from the Mediterranean Sea region to the southern polar cap of Antarctica. This is the first time that the Apollo trajectory allowed to photograph the polar ice cap south. Note the heavy cloud cover in the southern hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula is visible in northeastern Africa. The big island off the African coast is the Malagasy Republic. The mainland of Asia is on the horizon to the northeast. The crew of Apollo 17 was made up of astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, mission commander, Ronald E. Evans, pilot of the command module, and Harrison H. Schmitt, pilot of the lunar module.

Keywords used by Collection NASA to describe this photograph: view, land, continent, arabian peninsula, coastline, africa, hemisphere, southern hemisphere, asia, apollo 17, moon, lunar

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Each print is coated with a protective varnish to ensure long-lasting preservation.


270g/m2 satin-finish paper. The picture is printed on satin paper using the latest inkjet printing technologies.

Mounting on aluminium

The photograph is laminated on a 2mm Dibond aluminium plate with a frame on the back to easily hang the photograph on the wall.


This photograph is sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Available sizes

12x12, 20x20, 24x24, 30x30.

Suggested finishes

Premium aluminium frame, Print only, Aluminum mounting, Floater frame, Acrylic, Framed acrylic.


This photograph is part of a limited edition of 300 copies worldwide.