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This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by Galileo's imaging system.  Red, green and violet filters were used.  The picture spans about 1,600 miles across the south polar latitudes of our planet  The morning day/night terminator is toward the right.  The South Pole is out of sight below the picture;  the visible areas of Antarctica are those lying generally south of South America.  The violet-blue envelope of Earth's atmosphere is prominent along the limb to the left.  At lower left, the dark blue Amundsen Sea lies to the left of the Walgreen and Bakutis Coasts.  Beyond it,  Peter Island reacts with the winds to produce a striking pattern of atmosperic waves. (JPL ref. No. P-37340) ARC-1990-AC91-2017

This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by Galileo's imaging system. Red, green and violet filters were used. The picture spans about 1,600 miles across the south polar latitudes of our planet The morning day/night terminator is toward the right. The South Pole is out of sight below the picture; the visible areas of Antarctica are those lying generally south of South America. The violet-blue envelope of Earth's atmosphere is prominent along the limb to the left. At lower left, the dark blue Amundsen Sea lies to the left of the Walgreen and Bakutis Coasts. Beyond it, Peter Island reacts with the winds to produce a striking pattern of atmosperic waves. (JPL ref. No. P-37340) ARC-1990-AC91-2017

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This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by Galileo's imaging system. Red, green and violet filters were used. The picture spans about 1,600 miles across the south polar latitudes of our planet The morning day/night terminator is toward the right. The South Pole is out of sight below the picture; the visible areas of Antarctica are those lying generally south of South America. The violet-blue envelope of Earth's atmosphere is prominent along the limb to the left. At lower left, the dark blue Amundsen Sea lies to the left of the Walgreen and Bakutis Coasts. Beyond it, Peter Island reacts with the winds to produce a striking pattern of atmosperic waves. (JPL ref. No. P-37340)

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19/12/1990
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