Saturn lit Tethys, Cassini view on May 13, 2015

Saturn lit Tethys, Cassini view on May 13, 2015

In the image taken on May 13, 2017, the night side of Tethys, the icy moon of Saturn is illuminated by the sunlight reflected by the planet. Tethys’ sunlit northern hemisphere is seen at top.
Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 750,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn. Cassini’s distance to Tethys was about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers). Image source: NASA

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