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    The attached image of the Earth was made by the Galileo spacecraft while en route to Jupiter. South America is at the center of the image and Antarctica is at the bottom of the image.

    1. In which month of the year was this image made? Please explain.

    2. When this image was made, was the Earth relatively close to the Sun or relatively distant from the Sun? Please explain.

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    OK, in this image - as Antarctica is lit - it must be Southern Hemisphere summer (or N Hemisphere winter) - most likely December - although a ...

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    Brief answer addressing Earth-Sun relations as determined by Earth imagery.