The Blue Marble by the crew of Apollo 17 (1972)
I would like to express my love and gratitude for Earth, 
from whom I have received constant and consistent love, support, compassion, empathy, Joy, surprise, awe, freedom, healing, inspiration, encouragement, hope and renewal 
Happy Mother's Day 🌎♥️ 

The Blue Marble is an image of Earth taken on December 7, 1972, 
from a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 miles) from the planet's surface.
It was taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon,
 and is one of the most reproduced images in history. 

Please take the time to watch Earthrise
by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee of @emergencemagazine
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. This iconic image had a powerful impact on the astronauts and the world, offering a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home.

Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and composer. His award-winning films have been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic, exhibited at the Smithsonian, and screened at festivals worldwide. He is the executive editor of Emergence Magazine.