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by unknown hand, top center in black ink: TOP; upper right printed in black ink perpendicular: NASA / AS8-14-2506; on verso, by unknown hand, top right in red ink: 55; upper right stamped in purple ink: Return to Library; center printed in black ink: [NASA logo] NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION / HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058 / FOR RELEASE: December 30, 1968 / PHOTO NO. AS8-14-2506 / THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS A GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION-- NOT SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT. / It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee / of a commercial product, process of service, or used in any other manner that might mis- / lead. Accordingly, it is requested that if this photograph is used in advertising, posters, / books, etc., layout and copy should be submitted to NASA prior to release. NASA MSC also / requests written notification of any uses of this photograph in scientific-engineering projects. / COLOR / DEC 1968 / AS8-14-2506 / MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS / APOLLO 8 MOON VIEW---- This photograph of a nearly full moon / was taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft at a point above 70 / degrees east longitude. (HOLD PICTURE WITH S-68 NUMBER AT / UPPER RIGHT, WITH MOON'S DARK PORTION AT LEFT) Mare Crisium, / the circular, dark-colored area near the center, is near the / eastern edge of the moon as viewed from earth. Mare Nectaris / is the circular mare near the terminator. The large, irregular / maria are Tranquillitatis and Fecunditatis. The terminator at / left side of the picture crosses Mare Tranquillitatis and high- / lands to the south. Lunar farside features occupy most of the / right half of the photograph. The large, dark-colored crater / Tsiolkovsky is near the limb at the lower right. Conspicuous / bright rays radiate from two large craters, one to the north / of Tsiolkovsky, the other near the limb in the upper half of / the picture. These rayed craters were not conspicuous in / Lunar Orbiter photography due to the low sun elevations when / the Lunar Orbiter photographs were made. The crater Langrenus / is near the center of the picture at the eastern edge of Mare / Fecunditatis.; center right stamped in purple ink: FILED JAN 10 1969; by unknown hand, bottom center in blue ink: (Space- U.S.- Apollo 8[crossed out] / Moon- Photos)

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Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2018.

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Solomon, Dan and Mary
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