Rosetta: OSIRIS’ view of Earth by night
15 November 2007
This striking composite of Earth by night shows the illuminated crescent over Antarctica and cities of the northern hemisphere. The images were acquired with the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera (WAC) during Rosetta’s second Earth swing-by on 13 November.
This image showing islands of light created by human habitation was taken with the OSIRIS WAC at 19:45 CET, about 2 hours before the closest approach of the spacecraft to Earth. At the time, Rosetta was about
This image showing Earth’s illuminated crescent was taken with the WAC at 20:05 CET as Rosetta was about