CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Solar System Portrait - Earth

This image of the Earth is one of 60 frames taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on Feb. 14, 1990 from a distance of approximately 4 billion miles and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. This image the Earth is a mere point of light, a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Our planet was caught in the center of a ray of light scattered within the camera, resulting from taking the image so close to the sun.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: February 1990
  Solar System Portrait - Earth
PIA 02228

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