Saturn looms large before the Cassini spacecraft, its blustery cloud bands in restless motion.
This view looks toward Saturn's mid-northern latitudes from about 37 degrees above the ringplane. Ring-cast shadows create dark bands across the planet.
The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Feb. 18, 2008 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 752 nanometers. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.3 million kilometers (783,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 72 kilometers (45 miles) per pixel.