I couldn’t let this anniversary pass without notice.
Our pale blue planet, rising over the horizon of our companion satellite.
You, my faithful readers, may recognize the image. It’s the one I chopped up to make the background image for my blog (RSS readers, please feel free to click through).
I used the image because of my lifelong connection to the Moon, based on the last name my father gave me. I remember being a child and watching avidly whenever NASA launched men into space (and later, when I was an adult, women, too).
Merry Christmas Eve, pale blue dot.