Leading Hemisphere

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Moons Of Saturn - Orbital Groups - Outer Large Moons
... large Dione-type fractures (wispy terrain) on the trailing hemisphere and a very faint "line" of material at the equator that may have been deposited by material ... large impact basins on its anti-Saturnian hemisphere, which are about 400 and 500 km across ... Iapetus has long been known for its unusual two-toned surface its leading hemisphere is pitch-black and its trailing hemisphere is almost as bright as fresh snow ...
Iapetus (moon) - Physical Characteristics - Two-tone Coloration
... The difference in colouring between the two Iapetian hemispheres is striking ... The leading hemisphere and sides are dark (albedo 0.03–0.05) with a slight reddish-brown coloring, while most of the trailing hemisphere and poles are bright (albedo 0.5–0.6, almost as bright as Europa) ... Thus, the apparent magnitude of the trailing hemisphere is around 10.2, whereas that of the leading hemisphere is around 11.9 – beyond the capacity of the best telescopes in the 17th century ...
Rings Of Saturn - Outer Rings - Phoebe Ring
... radiation, and would thus strike the leading hemisphere of Iapetus ... causes a slight darkening and reddening of the leading hemisphere of Iapetus (similar to what is seen on the Uranian moons Oberon and Titania) but does not ... dark residue of "lag" material covering most of the equatorial region of Iapetus's leading hemisphere, which contrasts with the bright ice deposits covering the polar ...

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