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Solar eclipse on Mars.


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Now here's a question.......

Would it be possible to see the shift in the apparent positions of the sunspots due to the gravitational presence of that moon (Phobos) .... ie.... curving of the space-time continuum etc.....??

or would the effect be just too small ?

(I'm aware that Eddington  (?) did it with the nearby stars, the Sun and a Solar eclipse many years ago in South Africa...)

Which then leads me on to asking, could you see any light deflection with a sunspot and the nearby limb of the Moon (our Moon) during a Partial eclipse   ??

 

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Its a annular eclipse not an eclipse, am I getting picky in my later years? or more likely just bored on a cloudy Saturday evening with nothing else to-do.

At least I can see some sunspots on the sun in the video FROM Mars more than I can see from SE England. Weird that the Sun should look so small compared to Phobos given their relative size.

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Amazing!

I wonder how it was possible for the rover to be in the perfect spot to catch this?

But I'm so jealous!

At least Perseverance didn't have to fight traffic after the eclipse like I did in 2017 leaving South Carolina!

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