No matter the angle, it is hard for Enceladus to compete with the rings of Saturn.
In the latest image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Enceladus can be seen floating above the rings. Made up of water ice, the rings are frozen and geologically dead. But they are still amazing to look at and do their best to outshine Enceladus – mostly bathed in darkness of space in this image, except for its edge which shines brightly.
This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 0.3 degrees below the ring plane. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 29.
It was taken from a distance of about 630,000 miles from Enceladus and at a Sun-Enceladus-spacecraft, or phase angle of 155 degrees.