This color image of the Earth was obtained by the Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11,
     1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. The color
     composite used images taken through the red, green and violet filters. India is near
     the top of the picture, and Australia is to the right of center. The white, sunlit
     continent of Antarctica is below. Picturesque weather fronts are visible in the South
     Pacific, lower right. This is a frame of the Galileo Earth spin movie, a 500-frame
     time-lapse motion picture showing a 25-hour period of Earth's rotation and
     atmospheric dynamics.