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Apollo 16
Apollo 16 view of the earth from translunar injection

A good view of the Earth photographed shortly after translunar injection of April 16, 1972. Although there is much cloud cover (over Canada and the oceans), the United States in large part, most of Mexico and some parts of Central America are clearly visible. Note Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Also note the Bahama Banks at upper right part of the sphere. A large part of the Rocky Mountain Range is also visible.

Catalog Date: 16 April 1972
Film Type: 70mm
NASA image: AS16-118-18873

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