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Solar System Portrait - Earth

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 cresent 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.


Published February 14, 1990
Data acquired February 14, 1990

Visible Earth