Wave at Saturn - July 19
Who wants to be in the world’s biggest class picture?
Cassini will be taking a photo of Earth from Saturn 900 Million miles away July 19. Cassini will take the Earth part of the mosaic at 2:27 p.m. PDT (5:27 p.m. EDT or 21:27 UTC) and end about 15 minutes later, all while Saturn is eclipsing the sun from Cassini’s point of view.
According to Jane Houston Jones as NASA:
Cassini’s image of Earth will be just 1.5 pixels wide, with the illuminated part of Earth less than a pixel, so the resulting mosaic will not actually show people or the continents. But if you are on the sunlit side of Earth at the time – North America and part of the Atlantic Ocean — you are in the picture. The western part of Africa and Europe will also be facing Cassini’s cameras, but they will be dark.