Crescent of Saturn

 Crescent of Saturn
From NASA's Planetary Photojournal
The crescent of Saturn, the planet's rings and their shadows are seen in this Voyager 1 image taken Nov. 13, 1980 at a distance of 1,500,000 kilometers (930,000 miles) as the spacecraft began to leave the Saturn system. The bright limb of Saturn is clearly visible through the A, B, and C rings. The dark band cutting through the crescent is the shadow of the rings. This image was overexposed to bring out detail in the rings, so the crescent appears artificially brighter.
Image Title: Crescent of Saturn
Catalog #: PIA02271
Target Name: Saturn
Spacecraft: Voyager 1

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