In two photos, from different times, the Earth faces the same
direction with the same cloud positions.
This is very unlikely, and indicates that the Earth from photo "a" was reduced and added to photo "b".
a) Frame AS11-44-6553 from lunar orbit b) AS-40-5924 from lunar surface
Earth Phases of the Sun - pretty well synchronized
Earth - again with no stars
This video proposes a "perfect" match with what the phases
But the match is NOT perfect - and should be.
The right-most image appears to be a "perfect" match, only because it has overlapping.
Apollo's Earth was too small
LRO shows its actual size
Photo from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Earth is 6 times larger than the Moon.
A meteor could hit the Earth any time
We need to get our eggs on more than one basket, the Moon.
How high to go to see curvature of the Earth?