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Saturn eclipsing the Sun

Saturn eclipsing the Sun

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / Don Davis

Saturn eclipsing the Sun
The celebrated backlit rings mosaic of September 15, 2006 was assembled, shortly before the official release, from the RGB raw jpegs. A frame showing lens flare from the Suns last light was included assuming that light would appear red.

I wanted to make a version of this sight that would recall the Apollo 12 photos of the Sun going behind the Earth. The 'lens flare' shows the color of this last light of the setting distant Sun as I imagined it.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Don Davis

Original image data dated on or about September 15, 2006

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