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Nord
30 Aug 11,, 00:08
I was looking aound at nasa.gov when I found these images.

I don`t get it, if the earth is soo big, how come the apollo 17 pics shows it`s so small?

Can anybody help me here?

Parihaka
30 Aug 11,, 01:54
the first is taken by either Jim Lovell or Bill Anders (Apollo 8) using one of the telephoto lenses meant for high resolution moon surface shots for future prospective landing sites, hence the Earth is large in shot.
The second is Harrison Schmitt taken by Gene Cernan (Apollo 17) using his chest Hasselblad with a wide angle lense meant for close and panorama shots, hence the Earth appears small. (If you look closely at the orginal (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Astronaut_Harrison_%27Jack%27_Schmitt%2C_American_ Flag%2C_and_Earth_%28Apollo_17_EVA-1%29.jpg) you can see Cernan reflected in Schmitt's visor twisting his body around to get the alignment for the shot)

Nord
08 Sep 11,, 16:23
There comes another question in mind now, and that is, if it is the sun in his visor, then the complete earth should be lit?

Doktor
08 Sep 11,, 17:11
Moon-landing skeptic?

dave lukins
08 Sep 11,, 19:10
There comes another question in mind now, and that is, if it is the sun in his visor, then the complete earth should be lit?

Part of his clothing is in shadow so the sun is over his right shoulder and just low enough to cast a shadow on Earth, same as with the first photo.

Parihaka
08 Sep 11,, 21:14
There comes another question in mind now, and that is, if it is the sun in his visor, then the complete earth should be lit?

The visor is curved

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Nord
08 Sep 11,, 21:28
Yes but the astronaut in the visor has a shadow that falls towards the visor, how is that possible?

The shadow on earth is not the shadow from the moon, it is cause the sun is above the earth. And knowing this, makes me wonder how there can be another sun behind the guy in the visor?

If I am sceptic to the moonlanding? Yes after this picture I am.

I am a photographer, and know this can`t be....

If there would be the moon, it would look like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Solar_eclipse_animate_%282008-Aug-01%29.gif/200px-Solar_eclipse_animate_%282008-Aug-01%29.gif