CA reader and commenter Dennis Wingo laconically mentioned the other day that he’d managed to reconstruct early images of the Earth from the moon. The story has received some excellent and very favorable publicity.
Dennis wrote to CA:
I have been doing some reconstructions of lunar images from the mid 1960’s and reconstructed the famous image of the Earth as seen from the Moon on August 23, 1966. This is contemporaneous with the Nimbus 1 images, though this one is in visible light. I have used an Earth political boundary overlay and “think” that I have identified the Antarctic ice pack for that year. If so, it is pretty big for that year.