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10 pictures from space that'll change your perspective of Earth

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This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the moon after the lunar orbit insertion burn. The photo is displayed here in its original orientation, though it is more commonly viewed with the lunar surface at the bottom of the photo. Earth is about five degrees left of the horizon in the photo.
This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the moon after the lunar orbit insertion burn. Image: NASA
Great Lakes ice cover February 20, 2021
20 February, 2021. Image: NASA
Great Lakes ice cover March 3, 2021.
3 March 2021. Image: NASA
Wide-angle photo from International Space Station of the Nile Delta and Sinai Peninsula and the Levant
The wide-angle shot shows the Nile Delta in Africa and the Sinai Peninsula and the Levant in southwest Asia. Image: NASA
The Himalayas from space
The Himalayas on 5 December, 2017. Image: NASA
Earth night time Asia.
'Night lights' have been a useful research tool for more than a quarter of a century. Image: NASA
natural-color image, acquired on March 15, 2021 of dust storm across China
Dust clouds enveloped Beijing during March 2021. Image: NASA
A woman walks past Drum Tower during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2EBM98T4K9
And the cloud from ground level. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
A view over Australia. Image: NASA
False-colour images flooding in Mozambique
These false-colour images show the extent of flooding in Mozambique. Image: NASA
Phytoplankton southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland in July-September 2020
The phytoplanktons' chalky outer shells are responsible for the milky blue colour. Image: NASA
US river colour 1984-2018
The rivers have been coloured as they would approximately appear to our eye. Image: NASA
Mount Fuji December 2020 snow cover
Snow cover on Mount Fuji, 29 December 2013. Image: NASA
Mount Fuji December 2021 snow cover
Snow cover on Mount Fuji, 1 January 2021. Image: NASA
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