Approaching Enceladus near midnight
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Cassini approached for its October 19, 2011 flyby of Enceladus from almost directly behind it -- only the faintest sliver of crescent is illuminated. In the background, Saturn's crescent sweeps past as Enceladus grows in Cassini's view.
NASA / JPL / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
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Original image data dated on or about October 19, 2011