“…… good luck, a Merry Christmas and God bless all of you — all of you on the good Earth”.

EARTHRISE: Astronaut Bill Anders, photograph, December 24 1968.

The photo – Earthrise, shows Earth and part of the Moon’s surface taken from lunar orbit during the Apollo 8 mission, fifty years ago.

This was the first time that the finite and fragile form of our planet could be seen by humankind: a small planet, insignificant in size compared to the galaxy, still less the universe…..but the only home that we know gives us life and can sustain us; our “blue refuge in the vast monochrome void”.

Nature photographer Galen Rowell declared it “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken”.

Ms. G’s Christmas Tree, 2018.

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