Rasaritul de pe Luna

„Nadar’s only surviving aerostatic photographs date from 1868. Exactly a century later, in December 1968, the Apollo 8 mission lifted off for its journey to the moon. On Christmas Eve, the spacecraft passed behind the far side of the moon and entered lunar orbit. As it emerged, the astronauts were the first humans to see a phenomenon for which a new word was needed: ‘earthrise’. The pilot of the lunar module, William Anders, using a specially adapted Hasselblad camera, photographed a two-thirds-full Earth soaring in a night sky. His pictures show it in luscious colour, with feathery cloud cover, swirling storm systems, rich blue seas and rusty continents. Major General Anders later reflected:

I think it was the Earthrise that really kind of got everybody in the solar plexus … We were looking back at our planet, the place where we evolved. Our Earth was quite colorful, pretty and delicate compared to the very rough, rugged, beat-up, even boring lunar surface. I think it struck everybody that here we’d come 240,000 miles to see the Moon and it was the Earth that was really worth looking at.

Levels of Life, de Julian Barnes

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  1. „I think it struck everybody that here we’d come 240,000 miles to see the Moon and it was the Earth that was really worth looking at.“ – genial, despre acest lucru ar trebuie sa se scrie o carte.
    Iar imaginea este pur si simplu fascinanta, nu-mi vine sa cred ca este reala.

    • In general prin cartile lui Barnes am ajuns la niste imagini (fotografii sau picturi) deosebite. De-asta am si creat acum si categoria de „Arta vizuala mentionata in carti”, urmand sa o mai populez si cu alte exemple pe viitor. 🙂

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