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Two moons orbit serenely before Saturn while large storms churn through the planet’s southern hemisphere.
The moon Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles across) is on the right. Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across) is on the left. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
The image was taken in visible red light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Nov. 23, 2009. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.3 million kilometers (808,000 miles) from Saturn and at a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 77 degrees. Image scale is 73 kilometers (45 miles) per pixel.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Image Addition Date: 2010-03-25