Earth in Round Window Trick

A NASA video tape from Apollo 11 shows astronauts faking the appearance
of a small Earth at a distance, with photos through a round window from Earth orbit.
This was discovered by Bart Sibrel,
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Moon
There is no explanation for astronauts taking their time to do such a thing.


1. Be in low Earth orbit

2. Move camera far from round window

3. Turn out the lights

A color transparency of Earth appears over the window

Earth is visible in the other window

What section of Earth is this through the window?

May be the Strait of Tiran, Gulf of Aqaba and Red Sea, north side down

Wherever it is , it is not the whole Earth
A vertical cloud all the way from the
North Pole to the South Pole?

It may be the Strait of Tiran at the Gulf of Aqaba

North side down to be less recognizable

Red line - outline does not match known continent borders
Orange line - vertical cloud all the way from North to South pole

Possibly the Strait of Tiran linking the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea
taken with the Earth north side down

A good rebuttal comes from Lunar Legacy

But it still could be a model out the window
purposefully shaking a lot to make it harder to tell.

The "Earth" on the right looks fake - too turquoise