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Julian
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Space Engine - Solar/Lunar Eclipses

20 Jun 2017 20:06

Has anybody observed total solar eclipses on Earth in Space Engine? What I've been trying to do is hover over the specular highlight of the Sun on the Earth, and speed up time until I can see the Moon's shadow. All I've seen so far have been partial eclipses, though.

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Space Engine - Solar/Lunar Eclipses

20 Jun 2017 21:06

Julian wrote:
Source of the post Has anybody observed total solar eclipses on Earth in Space Engine?

Oh yes.  As mentioned the timings are not accurate yet (the Moon's orbit is hella complicated) but you can still get them.  
Close up of totality:

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Fisheye of the whole sky, showing the lit horizon beyond the shadow.  The color isn't right -- it'd require a ray tracing code with light scattering.  But still neat.

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It's really fun to do this on other planets. :)
 
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Space Engine - Solar/Lunar Eclipses

28 Aug 2017 13:18

go to St.Petersburg 8/4/24 10:38 for a nice solar eclipse

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