PIA00226: Global View of Earth in the Near-Infrared
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 650 x 650 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P37328
Addition Date: 1996-02-08
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
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This near-infrared photograph of the Earth was taken by the Galileo spacecraft at 6:07 a.m. PST on Dec. 11, 1990, at a range of about 1.32 million miles. The camera used light with a wavelength of 1 micron, which easily penetrates atmospheric hazes and enhances the brightness of land surfaces. South America is prominent near the center; at the top, the East Coast of the United States, including Florida, is visible. The West Coast of Africa is visible on the horizon at right.

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