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An image captured by the crew of Apollo 14 in 1971 from their command module Kittyhawk. To wit:

With Earth’s sunlit crescent just peaking over the lunar horizon, the cratered terrain in the foreground is along the lunar farside. Of course, while orbiting the Moon, the crew could watch Earth rise and set, but the Earth hung stationary in the sky over Fra Mauro Base, their landing site on the lunar surface. Rock samples brought back by the Apollo 14 mission included a 20 pound rock nicknamed Big Bertha, later determined to contain a likely fragment of a meteorite from planet Earth.

(Image: Apollo 14, NASA, JSC, ASU (Image Reprocessing: Andy Saunders))