Earth and the fainter moon
Cassini took this image of Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. Taken while capturing a large wide-angle mosaic of the entire Saturn ring system, narrow-angle camera images were deliberately inserted into the sequence in order to image Earth and its moon. This is the second time that Cassini has imaged Earth from within Saturn's shadow.
Earth is the point of light on the left, and the moon is the fainter white dot on the right. The two are seen here through the faint, diffused E ring of Saturn.
Both Earth and the moon have been increased in brightness for easy visibility; in addition, brightness of the moon has been increased relative to Earth, and the brightness of the E ring has been increased as well.
July 22, 2013 4:42 PM PDT
Photo by: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
| Caption by: James Martin
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