PIA00076: Earth - Full Disk View of Africa


Earth - Full Disk View of Africa

Caption:

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.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Earth Sun
System Earth
Target Type Earth Sun
Mission Galileo
Instrument Host Galileo Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Solid-State Imaging (SSI)
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-01-29
Date in Caption 1990-12-11
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00076
Identifier PIA00076