Today is the 52nd Earth Day.
This stamp features an image taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft while while making the first manned circumnavigation of the moon. They didn’t go into orbit, but just around it before heading back to earth.
The original image, below, is titled Earthrise.
Bill Anders traveled with astronauts Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell. He was born on October 17, 1933 in British Hong Kong. They were the first people to go beyond earth’s orbit, taking their flight in December 1968.
Unlike other images of the earth, I think this one hit a lot of people because it shows no just the planet in blank space, but shows the view from another world.
On this day, and every day, remember that so far, this is the only place we have.