CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

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Aishwarya      
06-14-2010  04:10:55

Saturn is eclipsing the sun. The side we see is supposed to be the night time on Saturn, if so, why do we see it bright. More so, why do we see a ring pattern on Saturn's body?

http://ciclops.org/view.php?id=2230&js=1
Aishwarya      
06-14-2010  04:07:26

Saturn is eclipsing the sun. The side we see is supposed to be the night time on Saturn, if so, why do we see it bright. More so, why do we see a ring pattern on Saturn's body?
This si given in the image in the following link :
http://ciclops.org/view.php?id=2230&js=1

Can anyone tell me the reason for this brightness?