Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Today's Eclipse of Io by Ganymede

Sorry I haven't covered the last two eclipses (June 24 and July 1), but taking a look at today's eclipse of Io by Ganymede we see as Ganymede's shadow is now reaching further south across Io's trailing hemisphere. The eclipse will take place in about 25 minutes from the time I am typing this, but you can still see an animation of it in the Youtube video I uploaded and embedded below:

Computer Animation of the total eclipse of the Sun by Jupiter's moon Ganymede over the trailing hemisphere of Io on July 8, 2009. First half shows a view from 7,317 km above Io's northern trailing hemisphere. Second half zooms in on the sun from the floor of Loki Patera showing the total eclipse. The animation runs from 07:30 to 08:20 UTC on July 8, 2009.

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