Wonders of the universe: a solar eclipse on Jupiter

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 17 2019 @ 10:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA released a photo of a solar eclipse on Jupiter. In the tweet below, you can see the moon Io casting a large shadow on the gas giant. Because the Sun is much smaller as seen from Jupiter, the shadow cast by Io is much sharper than those cast by our own Moon. Because Jupiter is so far from the Sun, Io looks four times as big as the Sun as seen from Jupiter's perspective.

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