Mimas in Saturnlight
See the original posting on Boing Boing
Today’s Astronomy picture of the day is Saturn’s moon, Mimas, bathed in light from both the planet and the sun. The image has had the darker side brightened somewhat; click through for the unenhanced original.
Peering from the shadows, the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Mimas lies in near darkness alongside a dramatic sunlit crescent.
The mosaic was captured near the Cassini spacecraft’s final close approach on January 30, 2017.
Cassini’s camera was pointed in a nearly sunward direction only 45,000 kilometers from Mimas.