Eclipse from another world — Pluto

If you were on Pluto, that tiny tiny planet — correction, it’s no longer a planet these days but “demoted” to a dwarf planet — far far away at the end of our solar system, a solar eclipse is hardly an eclipse, but an occultation (the object passing in front is visually bigger than object behind).

From that distance, the Sun appears like a rather large star. And Pluto has three natural satellites.

Here, one of them, Charon, blocks it.

Image: RichardB


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