December 22, 1968
The rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this
telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east
longitude. The horizon, about 570 kilometers (250 statute miles) from the spacecraft, is near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from the Earth.
On the earth, the sunset terminator crosses Africa. The south pole is in
the white area near the left end of the terminator. North and South
America are under the clouds. The lunar surface probably has less
pronounced color than indicated by this print.