PIA02228: Solar System Portrait - Earth
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 200 x 200 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P36085
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02228.jpg (4.977 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image of the Earth is one of 60 frames taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on Feb. 14, 1990 from a distance of approximately 4 billion miles and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. This image the Earth is a mere point of light, a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Our planet was caught in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-12-10