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Saturnlight on the rings near equinox (simulation)

Saturnlight on the rings near equinox (simulation)

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Björn Jónsson

Saturnlight on the rings near equinox (simulation)
This simulation of Saturn from a viewpoint above the north pole on August 11, 2009 shows how the rings are illuminated by Saturnshine. They are brightest sunward of Saturn.

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Original image data dated on or about August 11, 2009

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