Flag of The Earth Cup
Proposed flag of the Earth Cup. This is work in progress.
The inset image is an iconic photo! The is the first photograph taken by a human of Earth from the Moon, just before Earthrise. Now, famously known as Earthrise ever since, taken on December 24, 1968, by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders.
It has been described it as "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken".
In December 1968, William Anders flew as Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 8 mission (although no lunar module was carried by the mission), the first mission where humans traveled beyond Low Earth orbit. This was the first crewed flight to reach and orbit the Moon. Anders took the celebrated photograph of the Earthrise.
He expressed his transformative experience upon viewing Earthrise with these immortal words: "We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth."
As of September 17, 2022, the flag has been redesigned. Multiple symbols in the last version (as shown on this page) have been removed and replaced with a more powerful symbol aimed at Generation Z. The Earthrise image, now removed, shall be part of The Earth Cup's rituals and cult branding strategies.