Bruce Murray Space Image Library

LightSail 2 image of southeast Africa

LightSail 2 image of southeast Africa
LightSail 2 image of southeast Africa This image taken by The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft on 7 September 2020 shows Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and the southern portion of Madagascar across the Mozambique channel. Lake Kariba is at left and Lake Malawi can be seen towards the horizon. North is approximately at the upper-left. A piece of fishing line-like material called Spectraline that held the spacecraft’s solar panels closed prior to sail deployment can be seen at the lower-right. This image has been color-adjusted and some distortion from the camera’s 180-degree fisheye lens has been removed. The Planetary Society

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