The Cassini spacecraft, currently in orbit around Saturn, will be taking a picture of Earth in July. Everybody be ready to smile!
Cassini’s images of Earth to be included in the mosaic – both wide angle and narrow angle – will be acquired between 21:27 and 21:42 GMT (17:27 and 17:42 EDT) on 19 July. During these times, North America and part of the Atlantic Ocean will be in sunlight. The illuminated parts of the Earth and the Moon will each be no more than one pixel across in the final image.