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Aug 6, 2020
Please stop using the very misleading term "Earthrise". The Moon is tidally locked with the Earth. This means that the Earth never "rises" on the Moon the way that the Moon or Sun "rise" on Earth. Were you to be on the side of the Moon that faces the Earth, you would see our planet hanging eternally in the same spot all the time (except for a slight wobble, due to precession).

The only way to simulate the Earth "rising" is the orbit the Moon, as in the case of Bill Anders iconic photography during Apollo 8.

But to use the term "Earthrise" is to mislead your readers about what really would happen if you were lucky enough to be standing on the surface of the Moon.

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