Eclipses in Mars

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Eclipses in Mars

Post #1by ElPelado » 21.10.2003, 15:25

I have seen a picture of a Solar Eclipse in Mars by Demios. Can we have this in Celestia? In the eclpise finder Mars does no tappera with the rest of the planets, why?
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Post #2by Calculus » 21.10.2003, 19:21

I don't think it is possible, Deimos is too small. It is rather called a transit.

However Deimos can be eclipsed by Mars shadow.
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Post #3by Brendan » 21.10.2003, 21:00

The shadow of Phobos can be seen on Mars's surface. It's close to Mars so the eclipses are frequent.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/msss/camera/images/11_1_99_phobos/

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Post #4by VF2_Rolf » 07.11.2003, 03:53

Phobos's numerous eclipses would be a truely interesting (and indeed alien) aspect of living on Mars. Those pictures really show it well, too.

Very cool.

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Post #5by granthutchison » 07.11.2003, 09:07

Hey, Rolf - your screenshot shows the sub-Mars hemisphere of Phobos pointing away from the Martian surface. How did that happen?

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Post #6by Guest » 07.11.2003, 16:11

It's actually a shot from Orbiter...not quite as accurate as Celestia for axis of objects such as non-Luna moons. The new version might have cleared this up...just released.
If not, I'll bring it up with the designer. Good call.

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