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More accurate lunar/solar eclipses

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 20:32
by TheRedstoneHive
I find that when I put in a date and time of a lunar eclipse and try and simulate it in Space Engine, sometimes the Earth misses the Sun or only partly covers it when it was predicted to be a Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipses also don't happen at the exact time that they were predicted to be. I also find that even when the Moon is fully covered by the Earth's shadow.. Earth's Atmosphere does not project any Red-ish colour therefore no "Blood Moon". 

More accurate lunar/solar eclipses

Posted: 24 Jun 2017 03:02
by SpaceEngineer
Solar/lunar eclipses are not accurate due to lack of accurate orbital solution for Earth and Moon (and other planets/moons). The next version will have those solution (numerical model of the Solar System), so eclipses will be accurate.
Reddening of the Moon in the eclipse shadow is not supported yet.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 25 Jun 2017 09:10
by Moop515
Heyy, here's a question, is it possible to find titans with mutlicellular exotic life on the surface and multicellular organic life subglacially?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 25 Jun 2017 09:28
by Spacer
Moop515 wrote:
Heyy, here's a question, is it possible to find titans with mutlicellular exotic life on the surface and multicellular organic life subglacially?

yes

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 25 Jun 2017 10:26
by Moop515
Wow ok, how rare are those?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 25 Jun 2017 12:10
by Sigma
At what point in development do you feel would be right to start putting in the cosmic event features? (bodies colliding, star life cycles, black holes eating stars, etc.)

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 25 Jun 2017 14:15
by Spacer
Moop515 wrote:
Wow ok, how rare are those?

they quite rare, i found a few but if you will search with the star browser i guess you will find them quick  :)

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 29 Jun 2017 07:30
by Kirby
Will you add more songs to the game's playlist in future updates?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 29 Jun 2017 11:11
by spaceguy
What would it take to achieve photorealism in SE.
Something akin to this https://youtu.be/qlO7rJKGJ6s?list=LLNUXCkVpfuUZac504laTHgQ&t=221
How would it be done and could it ever be possible?

I don't know where to really ask this, so sorry if I'm being off-topic.
;x

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 29 Jun 2017 14:21
by Mosfet
spaceguy wrote:
Source of the post What would it take to achieve photorealism in SE.

Next version will have many controls allowing a completely customized visual experience, you'll see.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 08:22
by glintscollide
how can i go to a planet directly from the PLANETARY SYSTEM toolbar above?is it possible?

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 08:30
by Mosfet
You mean with a mouse click or similar? I's implemented in the next version. I'm afraid right now you can only select your target, then press G key.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 18:30
by glintscollide
damn!it become complex...if you try to search some planets in different solar systems named A or B it gives you nothing in return...obviously...

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 01:21
by Ozie
What unit is height measured in for the LandTo scripting command? I'm using version 0.9.8.0.

For distances close to a given object it seems to be kilometers. However, for distances significantly further, but still within visible range, height seems to be measured in something else. And it’s not astronomical unites or light years. Thanks.

General questions about SpaceEngine

Posted: 21 Jul 2017 04:44
by Mr. Abner
Here's a simple question: What is the difference between "CorrEngines" and "TurnEngines"? Is the first for lateral movement and the second for rotation? And if so, what units are used?

Oh... one more, will ships and bases eventually be rendered in the atmosphere? Currently, and from what I have seen of 0.9.8.1, they are still drawn on top of the atmosphere.

-Alex