Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Dione in front of ringmoons

Dione in front of ringmoons
Dione in front of ringmoons Cassini captured the images for this mosaic on 12 December 2011. The five images used in this mosaic were taken sequentially, and the background moons shifted positions between frames; this composition does not actually reflect a confluence of moons that happened at one distinct moment in time. From left to right, the ringmoons are Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Pandora. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Dione, Prometheus, and Epimetheus are all in the positions they occupied at 13:02 UTC; Pandora is positioned near where it was nine minutes later, at 13:11 UTC. Otherwise, Pandora would have been out of the frame.

Cassini, Rhea, and Dione during Rhea/Dione mutual event observation
Cassini, Rhea, and Dione during Rhea/Dione mutual event observation Solar System Simulator diagram of Cassini, Rhea, and Dione during Rhea/Dione mutual event observation NASA / JPL / Dave Seal (Solar System Simulator)

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