NASA Photo ID: AS17-148-22727      File Name: 10075945.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 12/07/72
Title: View of the Earth seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon
View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. 
This translunar coast photograph extends from the Meditierranean 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 hamisphere. 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
the  Malagasy Republic. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the
Subject terms:
APOLLO 17 FLIGHT                        
APOLLO PROJECT                          
EARTH (PLANET)                          
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      

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