William Anders (American, b. 1933)
First photograph taken by man of the whole Moon in a perspective not visible from Earth, Apollo 8, December 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
N.B. As the crew began the homeward journey, Anders photographed the whole Moon from above its eastern limb in a perspective not visible by terrestrial observers: familiar frontside features such as the Sea of Tranquillity, Fertility, Crises, and Nectar are easily identified. Features near the East Limb as viewed from Earth, such as the Southern Sea, Smyth's Sea, Border Sea, and the Crater Humboldt, can be viewed without extreme foreshortening. Lunar farside features occupy most of the left half of the picture. The NASA negative number is AS8-14-2506.
Literature: Schick and Van Haaften, p. 96.
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