April 19, 2011
This image from Apollo 17, and others like it, captured whole hemispheres of water, land and weather. This photo was the first view of the south polar ice cap. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula.
Topics: Environment, Chemistry, Nature, Space exploration, Weather, Africa, The Blue Marble, Arabian horse, Polar ice cap, Apollo 17, Apollo program, Arabian Peninsula, Water, Poles, Climate change