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Picture of the day This image was selected as a picture of the day for August 20, 2006. It was captioned as followed:
English: The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

العربية: الأرض كما شوهدت من ابولو 17.
Česky: Snímek planety Země z Apolla 17
Cymraeg: Y Ddaear, delwedd oddiwrth Apollo 17.
Dansk: Jorden set fra Apollo 17
Deutsch: Blick auf die Erde von der Apollo 17.
English: The Earth seen from Apollo 17.
Español: La Tierra vista desde el Apolo 17.
Français : La Terre vue depuis Apollo 17.
Galego: The Blue Marble: Fotografía da Terra tomada, o 7 de decembro de 1972, pola tripulación do Apollo 17 na súa ruta cara a Lúa. Mostra África, a Antártida e a península Arábiga. Foi tomada a unha distancia de 45.000 km aproximadamente
Magyar: A Föld az Apollo–17-ről.
Italiano: La Terra vista dalla Apollo 17
日本語: アポロ17号から見た 地球
한국어: 아폴로 17호에서 촬영한 지구 사진. 푸른 구슬이라고 불리운다.
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Jorda sett fra Apollo 17.
Nederlands: De Aarde gezien vanaf Apollo 17.
‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Jorda sett frå Apollo 17.
Polski: Ziemia widziana ze statku Apollo 17.
Português: A Terra vista desde a Apollo 17.
Русский: Вид Земли с космического корабля Apollo 17
Svenska: Jorden sedd från Apollo 17.
Türkçe: Apollo 17'den Dünyanın görünüşü.
‪中文(简体)‬: 阿波罗17号飞船上看 地球
Bân-lâm-gú: Tiàm Apollo 17-hō thài-kong pe-chûn téng-kôan, iōng thian-bûn-kiàⁿ khòaⁿ tē-kiû ê kéng-tì.

English: The Blue Marble: This photo is of Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula as taken en route to the Moon by Apollo 17's Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans on December 7, 1972. The flight marked the last time that humans left low Earth orbit and the first and only time a geologist, Harrison Schmitt, travelled to the moon.
N.B: This photo is upside-down; in the original photo the south pole is at the top.
Deutsch: Blue Marble“, die während des Fluges von Apollo 17 zum Mond am 7. Dezember 1972 entstandene Fotoaufnahme von der Erde (in der zur besseren Wiedererkennbarkeit um 180 Grad gedrehten Version).
Español: La canica azul. Imagen de la Tierra tomada desde el Apollo 17.
Français : La bille bleue: Photo de l'Afrique, de l'Antarctique et de la péninsule Arabique prise en route pour la lune par Harrison Schmitt ou Ron Evans lors de la mission Apollo 17 le 7 décembre 1972. Ce vol a été le dernier à quitter l'orbite terrestre, et le seul au cours duquel un géologue, Harrison Schmitt, s'est rendu sur la lune.
N.B: Cette image est à l'envers: Sur l'image originale, le pôle sud est en haut.

This image is a low compression JPEG version of The Earth seen from Apollo 17.png, which itself was taken from NASA .
NASA original caption/Légende originale rédigée par la NASA:

View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula can be seen at the northeastern edge of Africa. The large island off the coast of Africa is Madagascar. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the northeast.

December 7, 1972.


Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Centre. File Name AS17-148-22727

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