Quadruple Saturn moon transit snapped by Hubble

On 24 February 2009, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a photo sequence of four moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. The moons, from far left to right, are the white icy moons Enceladus and Dione, the large orange moon Titan, and icy Mimas. Due to the angle of the Sun, they are each preceded by their own shadow.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0904a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2009, 14:00
Related releases:heic0904
Size:2860 x 1957 px

About the Object

Name:Dione, Enceladus, Mimas, Saturn, Titan
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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