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"The world looked like a jewel on black velvet", moon surface lower foreground, earth in distance (Apollo 8)

type C photograph on aluminium
39.0 × 48.9 cm (image and sheet)
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.r.: HASSELBLAD
printed on support reverse u.l.: 6 / "The world looked like a jewel on black velvet," said Frank / (...illeg.)orman when he and his Apollo 8 companians were on the / return journey to effect a point landing on Earth. Seen in the foreground of this photo is the desolate lunar surface / pocked by masive craters. The distance from the space- / craft to the lunar surface here is about 70 miles and the / moon's horizon covered by this photo is almost 110 miles. / Photo taken by the HASSELBLAD 500EL, Zeiss Planar f.2.8/mm lens.
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
Gallery location
Not on display