Sunset on Saturn's Rings
This is a rare view of Saturn's rings seen just after the Sun has set below the ring plane, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope on Nov. 21, 1995.
This perspective is unusual because the Earth is slightly above (2.7 degrees latitude) Saturn's rings and the Sun is below them. Normally we see the rings fully illuminated by the Sun.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 April 1996, 06:00|
|Size:||944 x 582 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant|
• Solar System : Planet : Ring
• Solar System Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|