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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
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display