Golden Shine

A spectacular image posted yesterday on the Cassini site. You can see the golden glow on the planet. This is sunlight reflected off the rings onto the cloud tops of Saturn. Notice the delicate inner rings silhouetted on the clouds. That abrupt end to the lit rings is the shadow of the planet on those billions of ice particles orbiting above the equator.

About these ads

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
This entry was posted in Astronomy. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s