Amazingly Beautiful Crescent Earth


This view of Earth was captured by Rosetta OSIRIS NAC RGB view on 2009-11-12 22:27 UTC during its third flyby of the Earth. South is up, roughly at the 10:30 o’clock position. Part of South America is visible at the right, about to go into darkness. Rosetta is currently closing in on its target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The picture was taken at a distance of 327 600 km and Phase angle of 139 deg.