Saturn’s northern hemisphere reached a summer solstice in mid-2017, bringing continual fever to a planet’s distant north.
The solstice took place on May 24, 2017. The Cassini goal is regulating a forlorn event to observe changes that start on a world as a Saturnian seasons turn.
This perspective looks toward a sunlit side of a rings from about 17 degrees above a ring plane. The picture was taken with a Cassini booster wide-angle camera on Apr 17, 2017 regulating a bright filter that preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered during 939 nanometers.
The perspective was acquired during a stretch of approximately 733,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is 44 miles (70 kilometers) per pixel.
The Cassini goal is a mild plan of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and a Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of a California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages a goal for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and a dual onboard cameras were designed, grown and fabricated during JPL. The imaging operations core is formed during a Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
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