PIA00076: Earth - Full Disk View of Africa
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 800 x 800 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P37382
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This color image of the Earth was obtained by the Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. The color composite used images taken through the red, green and violet filters. Africa stretches from the center to the top of the picture with the Arabian Peninsula off to its right. The white, sunlit continent of Antarctica is at the bottom. This is a frame of the Galileo Earth spin movie, a 500-frame time-lapse motion picture showing a 25-hour period of Earth's rotation and atmospheric dynamics.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29