Spacecraft to take Earth's photo from Saturn on Friday

Jul 18, 2013

Has anyone ever told you, you have a celestial smile?

Friday brings the opportunity to make that dream a reality.

Friday, July 19 presents a unique opportunity to get your picture taken from space as the Saturn system is backlit by the sun.

Not only with NASA's Cassini spacecraft collect images of earth from about 898 million miles away, it will also gather unique ring science that will tell us more about the gas giant's topography.

A similar mosaic of Saturn was created in 2006. Friday's compilation will show the changes the planet has undergone.

You can share your pictures of waving at saturn by joining the Flickr group Wave at Saturn, adding them to the Wave at Saturn facebook event page, or tagging pictures on Twitter with #waveatsaturn.

Be outside and looking up on Friday from 3:27 to 3:42 p.m. MDT and... don't forget to smile!