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Solar Eclipse on Different Planets of our Solar System: How it looks?

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Earth is the only planet in the universe where most of the solar eclipse or lunar eclipse is seen. But there are many other planets in our solar system where the solar eclipse is seen. But due to their distance and the size of their moon, it is mostly partial. Let’s know about the solar eclipse of planets other than Earth.

Solar eclipse on Mars  

The solar eclipse on Mars resembles a small spot. Because Mars has two moons of irregular shape.

  1. Phobos
  2. Deimos

These moons of Mars revolves around the red planet very fast. Therefore, this eclipse does not last long. The last solar eclipse on Mars occurred on 20 August 2013.

Three solar eclipses together on Jupiter

There are altogether 69 moons on the planet Jupiter. But only five of these moons create conditions like an eclipse. These are:

  1. Amalthea
  2. Lou
  3. Ganymede
  4. Europa
  5. Callisto

Out of these moons, only three come between the Sun and Jupiter to create an eclipse. This happens only once in 10 years. The last time this happened was on 28 March 2004.

When the Sun falls on Saturn

The planet Saturn is naturally granted with 62 giant moons that can result in a complete solar eclipse. But, this does not mean that if there are more moons then there will be more eclipse. On the planet Saturn, solar eclipse occurs once in 15 years. The last time this happened was on 15 September 2006.

Black spot is also made on Uranus

There are 27 moons on Uranus. But, more than half of these are extremely small. This is such a distance that there is no possibility of a complete solar eclipse. Here, solar eclipse occurs once after 42 years. It also resembles a small dark spot.

Neptune’s solar eclipse ends in few seconds

Neptune has 6 moons. But, Neptune is so much smaller than the Sun that the expectation of solar eclipse here is extremely low. Here the solar eclipse ends in a few seconds.

Eclipse on the smallest Pluto

Every 120 years a solar eclipse occurs on the plots. Pluto’s moon Charon is capable of a full solar eclipse.

There is no solar eclipse on the planet Mercury

There is no moon between the planet Mercury and the Sun, so there is no solar eclipse there. But, if there is any space object between the Sun and this planet then a black spot is definitely formed on the planet.

There is no solar eclipse even on the planet Venus

Venus has no moon of its own. There is no solar eclipse here, but when the planet Mercury comes between Sun and Venus, there is a situation of eclipse here. But this happens very rarely.


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