Image from page 292 of "Astronomy for the use of schools and academies" (1882)
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Fig. 295. the inner satellites, Mimas and Enceladus, which at othertimes are obscured by the brilliancy of the ring.
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Fig. 296. Fig. 295 shows a phase of the ring intermediate betweenthe last two.When the planet has moved ninety degrees farther, we 266 ASTRONOMY. again see the ring at an angle of twenty-seven degrees; butnow it is the lower or southern side which is visible. Whenit has moved ninety degrees farther, the edge of the ringis again turned towards the earth and sun. The successive phases of Saturns ring during a completerevolution are shown in Fig. 296.
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