Pacific Ocean seen from Gemini 7
If the earth had rings, would we see them when it was night? It's a stupid question but still
Yes, just as the moon reflects the light of the Sun, the rings also reflect. But perhaps they would not be like the rings of Saturn, they would be smaller because the Earth has the gravity smaller than the one of Saturn to hold them and also they would not be made of ice, because they would be closer to the Sun. There is a specific point in the System Solar known as “ice line” or “snow line”. This is the point in the Solar System, where ice deposits could have survived for long periods of time. Any closer and the radiation from the Sun sublimates the ice away. Instead, the rings could be made of rock and dust.
Earth as viewed from 10,000 miles. In 1969, the Apollo 4 unmanned test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and of the high speed entry required of a manned flight returning from the moon. A 70mm camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth, and take a series of photographs from “high apogee”. Coastal Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, West Africa, Antarctica, looking west. This photograph was made when the Apollo 4 spacecraft, still attached to the S-IVB (third) stage, was orbiting Earth at an altitude of 9,544 miles. source
If you crush the Earth the size (approximate) of a peanut, it would turn into a black hole.
Images of the Earth and the moon above the Rings of Saturn taken by Cassini on April 13, 2017.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/CICLOPS/Kevin M. Gill
View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the Moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica South polar ice cap.
Space can be a harsh place indeed.
And that’s when Earth made dolphins. LOL.
This scene, captured with a 35mm camera from inside the Space Shuttle Endeavour, shows Jupiter rising above the airglow over Earth’s horizon. The crescent Moon is at top frame.