20 Moments That Changed The Eco Movement.
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1968: Earthrise – The 1968 ‘Earthrise’ photo, taken during the Apollo 8 space flight, wasn’t the first photograph of our planet. However, taken in colour with the moon’s surface in the foreground, the awe-inspiring photo set our small planet against an endless black background. Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders later said: “We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” This, added to ‘The Blue Marble’ photo (taken from Apollo 17’s 1972 spacecraft) of an illuminated global Earth, became two of the most famous images in history – and ultimately helped kickstart the modern environmental movement by revealing Earth for what it is: a single, fragile planet in which everything is connected. [Photo via Wikimedia Commons]