Earth-Moon image by Cassini, from Saturn

Saturn rings and the Earth, imaged by Cassini, 19 July 2013

Saturn rings and the Earth, imaged by Cassini, 19 July 2013

 

Saturn rings and the Earth, imaged by Cassini, 19 July 2013

Saturn rings and the Earth, imaged by Cassini, 19 July 2013

 

The Earth and the Moon imaged by Cassini probe from Saturn, 19 July 2013

The Earth and the Moon imaged by Cassini probe from Saturn, 19 July 2013

The image above was taken on July 19, 2013 and received on Earth July 20, 2013. The camera was pointing toward EARTH at approximately 898,410,414 miles (1,445,851,410 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the BL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

Color composite of Earth and moon as seen from Saturn by Cassini spacecraft on July 19, 2013. Via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI.

Color composite of Earth and moon as seen from Saturn by Cassini spacecraft on July 19, 2013. Via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI.

That image was celebrated by the world with “The Day the Earth Smiled”, with people weaving at Saturn at the time of the image. The Virtual Telescope captured and shared online images of Saturn.

 

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