Earth from space / Earth images

If you were leaving planet earth and looked back from space this is what the earth would look like. Depending on it's rotation and where you left from the countries in view may be different from the one below showing the continent of Africa, Island nation of Madagascar to the right, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates along the Arabian Peninsula on the top right and the South Pole below, during the day. This image was taken by the Apollo 17 crew on their way to the moon on December 7, 1972. If you want to know some interesting facts about our planet read about them here.

Earth from space photo taken by Apollo 17 crew while on their way to the moon Dec 7, 1972.Image credit : NASA

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