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This is a Photo of Earth Captured During Apollo 15

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Apollo 15 was the 4th NASA mission to land astronauts on the moon. On the way home in early August 1971, Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden picked up a Hasselblad camera on board and captured this amazing shot of the crescent Earth, illuminated by sunlight from the side and basked in the beam of a lens flare.

This particular 70mm film magazine (#99) contained spectroscopic film for ultraviolet photographs. The photo is officially titled “AS15-99-13487.”

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