Rosetta's Earth Flyby


November 12, 2009

USA at night

As ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 12. November, 2009, OSIRIS took this unique image. This picture shows the USA at night from a distance of 60 000 kilometers. The individual large and small lights show the cities on the East Coast and on the Gulf of Mexico.


November 12, 2009

Anti-cyclone over the South Pacific

As ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 12. November, 2009, OSIRIS took this unique image.It shows an anti-cyclone over the South Pacific.
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November 13, 2007

Earth's night side


As ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 13. November, 2007, OSIRIS took this unique image. It shows the Earth's night side and was taken by the Wide-Angle Camera at 6.45 pm two hours before closest approach. Several large cities are labeled.

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November 13, 2007

Earth's crescent

As ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 13. November, 2007, OSIRIS took this unique image. It was taken by the WAC at 7.05 pm from a distance of 75000 Kilometers. 
November 13, 2007

A unique glance at the Earth

As ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 13. November, 2007, OSIRIS took unique pictures. This image is a composite of four images taken by OSIRIS's Wide-Angle Camera (WAC). It shows the illuminated cities on the northern hemisphere and Earth's crescent in Antarctica.

November 13, 2007

The Moon

As ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 13. November, 2007, OSIRIS took this unique image of the moon.
November 12, 2009

A glance at the South Pacific

ESA's spacecraft Rosetta flew by Earth on 12. November, 2009, OSIRIS took this unique image. It shows the South Pacific during approach from a distance 350 000 kilometers.
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