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How dark are eclipses of Jupiter's moon by the planet?

I used NASA's "Eyes on the Solar System" app to generate approximate views of what it would look like, near Europa, just before an eclipse happened: The top view has all the disks painted ...
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How would solar and lunar eclipses differ if the moon was replaced by every planet in our solar system?

There are a few ways to interpret "the orbits are similar to the current Earth-Moon system". We can keep the Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon orbit distances the same, or we can keep the orbit ...
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How would solar and lunar eclipses differ if the moon was replaced by every planet in our solar system?

If the moon was as big as Jupiter then it would be comparable to holding a dustbin lid at arm's length, about 50cm at 1 meter. A current moon total eclipse would take 42 Times longer... 294 minutes, 5 ...
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I am trying to find the dates for a solar eclipse where the Earth and Ceres are in line

According to Fred Espenak, aka Mr Eclipse, there's a total solar eclipse on 2117-Sep-26 00:55:42 TD (00:53:15 UT1).  Less than two days later, at 2117-Sep-27 22:07:25 UTC, Ceres is opposite the Sun, ...
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Counting from the 21st century forward, what place on Earth will be last to experience a total solar eclipse?

Here is a combination of the maps available from NASA SEAtlas. They cover time span from year 2001 to 3000. Made with a custom Python script and some editing in GIMP. The yellow to blue colors mark ...
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Counting from the 21st century forward, what place on Earth will be last to experience a total solar eclipse?

Short answer is that no one knows, there's too much margin for error. There is too much margin for error, just in the Earth's rotation. The Earth does not rotate at a constant rate, partly due to the ...
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