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Tartan Details - Earthrise

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Earthrise" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10983
Designer: Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date: 24/12/2013
Registration date: 31 January 2014
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. The tartan is designed and owned by Steven Patrick Sim - The Tartan Artisan ® - Copyright © 2014. All weaving, tailoring, and commercial use is managed by the designer. Contact Steve regarding use at: [email protected], or use the email below.

UK IPO Registered Design No. 5003477.
Registration notes: The tartan commemorates the 45th anniversary of the world-famous Apollo 8 ‘Earthrise’ photograph, taken from lunar orbit by astronaut William Anders on 24th December 1968. The photograph was captured only with a collaborative effort by all three Nasa crew members. The tartan celebrates the colour image which was declared by wilderness photographer Gallen Rowell as "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken". The geometry in the tartan depicts the Earth rising above the Moon's horizon. Numbers in the threads have numerical significance; 10 dark blue threads are a reminder of the reading of Genesis 1 verses 1-10, which was read out aloud and beamed back to Earth as part of a Christmas Eve message; 68 black threads represent the year 1968. The 3 black stripes pay tribute to the crew: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders. The tartan's 6 colours and thread count of 147 threads recognise the mission length of 6 days, or 147 hours. Colours: the colours represent the Earth, Space and the Moon.
Registrant details: Mr Steven Patrick Sim, The Tartan Artisan ®, 8a Church Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 1JL
[email protected]
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