Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told through the voices of the Apollo 8 astronauts themselves, 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. Fifty years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home.


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  • Barbara C Alaimo

    Awesome and inspiring to realize how significant we all are in the big scheme of things. Thanks be to God for allowing us to view ourselves through the photo of Earthrise.

  • Kathryn Dolphin

    For my 60th birthday I gave myself that photo as it was the turning point for our view of ourselves as one people sharing a beautiful, precious and rare wonder. To hear how this photo came about, completely outside of the objectives of the mission and how awestruck they all were has added to my appreciation as I look at it. Its symbolic of how we get lost in what we think is important and have to keep reminding ourselves to look from back there to know what is really important. "We are living on the most beautiful planet in the universe" is a quote from the book The Only Planet of Choice. Our choices determine what will become of this precious planet.

  • Susan Starkey

    Oh, I can't wait to send this to my 11 year old Grandson, in the hopes that the experience of watching this will bring him peace, mindfulness and a great love for our Good Earth (reinforcing his already caring and big-hearted Self).

  • matt flynn bonazzola

    this video is astounding - it tells the story of one of humanities finest hours . the idealism of ' citizen of earth ' feelings shared ... the original footage interwoven deftly throughout . 6 of 5 stars . my hope is strong that we can slow our mother earth demise and maybe even turn things around still beats in my chest . i want better for all our kids born and yet to be born . matt flynn

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  • Continue to learn about how the Apollo 8 mission opened our hearts and minds to the beautiful planet we call home.
  • Explore how the famous earthrise photo is a catalyst for comprehending our shared humanity in this Wikipedia article.
  • Widen your perspective. Go outside tonight and look up into the night sky. Imagine the enormity of the universe and consider your part in the dance.

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