Saturn's lonely moon Mimas is seen against the cool, blue-streaked backdrop of Saturn's northern hemisphere. Delicate shadows cast by the rings arc gracefully across the planet, fading into darkness on Saturn's night side.
Images taken with red, green and blue filters were combined to create this colour view. The images were obtained with the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 7 November 2004, at a distance of 3.7 million kilometres from Saturn. The image scale is 22 kilometres per pixel.