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August 2006 Calendar - Earth in Full View
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August 2006 Calendar - Earth in Full View

February 9, 2006
The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the Moon in 1972. It's the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula.

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