This is a wonderful article on the image “EARTHRISE” below, that changed Humanity’s consciousness forever:
“Today marks the 45th anniversary of a view of Earth that changed forever how we think about our home planet. The year was 1968, and the world had just gone through twelve months of extreme unrest—the Tet Offensive, assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and protests throughout the globe that often ended in violence. “Beautiful” was certainly not the first word that came to most people’s minds when they reflected back on the year that was.
“Then, on Christmas Eve, Apollo 8 astronauts took a series of photographs from their orbit around the moon that, to borrow a phrase from Tina Seelig, author of InGenius, changed the frame.