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Earthrise at moon's horizon

On December 24th, 1968, Apollo 8 was the first space capsule to orbit the moon. The astronauts James Lovell, Frank Borman and William Anders were instructed to photograph the lunar surface to find a suitable landing site for future space missions. Suddenly they saw how the earth rose above the moon-horizon. The photo which they immediately took went around the world. The astronauts called their image "Earthrise". Up to now, it has remained one of the most reproduced images. The astronauts were taken in by the unique beauty of our home planet. We are also grateful that we are allowed to inhabit this beautiful earth. For us, this is a gift and task at the same time. In the same way that a sunrise brings light and warmth after a cold, dark night, earthrise should also illuminate our time as well as be a landing area for more interpersonal closeness and warmth.


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