The clarity isn't great, but this image is momentous nonetheless. NASA says that this view, from the TIROS-1 satellite on April 1, 1960, is the first photo of Earth taken from a weather satellite.
For more grainy 1960s and early 1970s images of Earth, see "Images: First U.S. spy satellite photos--ever!."
April 21, 2009 1:00 PM PDT
Photo by: NASA
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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