NASA Has Released Footage
Captured by the Perseverance rover of a Martian solar eclipse, and it’s absolutely breathtaking.
This Isn’t The First Time That...
NASA rovers have captured images of a Martian solar eclipse. However, this is the most zoomed-in video of a Phobos solar eclipse yet, NASA says.
The Footage back on April 2, 2022. It was the 397th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
The Martian Eclipse
Only lasted around 40 seconds. During that time, Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, passed in front of the Sun.
Of Course, A Solar Eclipse
On Mars isn’t anything like a solar eclipse on Earth. Phobos is roughly 157 times smaller than Earth’s Moon.
Mars’ Second Moon
Deimos Is even smaller than that. As such, the lumpy moon barely covers any of the Sun’s outline as it passes in front of it.