Crescent Earth from Rosetta
Filed under pretty pictures, global views, pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, Rosetta and Philae
Rosetta viewed Earth in a thin crescent phase as it approached for its November 13, 2009 flyby. This image is one in a series taken to make an animation of the rotating Earth over a 24-hour period.
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Original image data dated on or about November 13, 2009