Earth Day

I remember the first Earth Day 1970.

College students and schoolchildren in spring sunshine,

peaceful demonstrations, environmental reform, raising American consciousness.

The largest secular world holiday to celebrate

this well-provisioned Spacehip Earth, sailing through space.



“Spaceship Earth” – an “Earthrise” photo taken by Apollo 8 crew member Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the Earth seemingly rising above the lunar surface. Note that this phenomenon is only visible from someone in orbit around the Moon. Because of the Moon’s synchronous rotation about the Earth (i.e., the same side of the Moon is always facing the Earth), no Earthrise could actually be observed by a stationary observer on the surface of the Moon.