Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Crescent Saturn and rings

Crescent Saturn and rings
Crescent Saturn and rings As of 26 July 2006, Cassini's orbit had been shifted so that the spacecraft spent the majority of its time on the night side of Saturn and on the northern side of the ring plane. From this point of view, Saturn is seen in a crescent phase, and the rings are lit from below. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Doug Ellison

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