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Solar eclipse from Callisto - Part 2; gas giant; jovian planet; planetary ring; contre-jour - Space Art Illustration

Solar eclipse from Callisto - Part 2

This image suggests how Solar eclipse from Callisto - Part 1 would appear 10 minutes later. Despite the fact that Jupiter is five times further from the Sun than the Earth, the Sun would still be a brilliant spectacle as it emerged from behind Jupiter's brawny girth. Like all satellites in the Solar System, Callisto always keeps the same side facing its host planet. A stationary observer on Callisto would see Jupiter always in the same part of the sky, taking about 17 days to complete one phase cycle.


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