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earthrise

[′ərth‚rīz]
(astronomy)
The rising of the earth above the horizon of the moon, as viewed from the moon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Earthrise is credited with sparking the modern environmental movement and creating a new kind of popular planetary awareness.
Orlando, FL, December 11, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Artist Michelle Rouch of Tucson, AZ has been honored to participate with Founding Astronauts Leland Melvin, Anousheh Ansari, Nicole Stott and Ron Garan, along with Simon Kregar, Art Director at Constellation, and other IAAA artists at Kennedy Space Center in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Launch of Apollo 8 to the Moon and the inspiration of Earthrise.
Caption: The iconic photo from Apollo 8: Bill Anders's shot of Earthrise, taken on the mission's fourth orbit of the Moon.
You will have seen the picture, often called Earthrise, of the Earth re-appearing as the spacecraft comes out from behind the Moon.
Summary: Long before scientists had begun to collect meaningful data from the moon, they'd taken photos -- shots like earthrise from the lunar surface that soon appeared on televisions all over the world.
Worse still, I worry that the picture might depict something other than "the earth" or "the moon": perhaps it depicts "outer space," "sunlight," "celestial orbs," "Earth as seen from the moon," "Earthrise over the moon," or even "what the Apollo 8 astronauts saw on December 24, 1968."
In the ensuing scramble, Anders took a more famous color photo that has come to be known as Earthrise.
A more targeted legal effort is ongoing in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest where the Earthrise Law Center at Lewis and Clark College in Portland is suing the US Forest Service for allowing California condors to be exposed to lead poisoning from spent lead ammunition by big game hunters.
Astronauts saw a "magnificent earthrise" - the Earth appearing over the edge of the lunar horizon.
A single image, say, the NASA image of 'Earthrise' taken from Apollo 8, can revolutionise community awareness of relations between humans and their environment, perhaps more powerfully than anything else could.
Like the "Earthrise" images taken from the Moon's surface by the Apollo astronauts, this new photo from an orbiting Nasa satellite serves as a timely reminder of how beautiful and precious our world is.