7. Total eclipse of the sun • Earth.com 7. Total eclipse of the sun

The Apollo 12 crew had big shoes to fill – the previous mission had become the first to land on the Moon four months prior to their journey into space. Luckily, the second 1969 lunar trip was also a success, too. And on the way home, one of the astronauts got to see a solar eclipse, which occurred when the Earth moved right in between the Sun and the spaceship.

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