Earth - Galileo

Raw image of Earth showing Antarctica and Africa

Galileo raw image of Earth taken from 2.7 million km 3 days after the first flyby. Africa and the Middle East can be seen at the top and Antarctica at the bottom. Weather systems are visible in the clouds over the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The image was taken through the infrared (9680 nm) filter, which enhances the visibility of the land masses. Earth is 12,750 km in diameter. (Galileo, 00615203.00)
Larger image: 258K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-12-12 T 08:37:42
Distance/Range (km): 2727420.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -38.579,329.242
Orbit(s): flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: clouds, water, ice
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: IR-9680
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 22.131
Phase Angle (deg): 35.871
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 17.394

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: GO_0005 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: 00615203.00
Other Image ID number: E1W1839
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10c
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015