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Do Other Planets Have Solar Eclipses?

Updated: Jun 24, 2020



As Earthlings, we have the benefit of ooohing and aaahing those amazing divine occasions where the moon hinders the daylight from hitting our planet. In any case, is Earth the main world in our nearby planetary group that encounters this breathtaking marvel?

The appropriate response is no. Solar Eclipse can occur on different planets as well, as long as they have moons that are sufficiently large to cover the sun's plate from the planet's point of view and circle the planet on a similar plane as the sun,

Total Solar Eclipse happens when a planet, its moon and the sun are adjusted along a similar plane and a generously estimated moon goes between the planet and its sun, absolutely hindering the daylight from arriving at the planet.

This quickly precludes that on Mercury or Venus — two planets without moons, solar eclipses won't be possible at all.


Mars has two moons — Phobos and Deimos — but both are too small to create total solar eclipses that would be visible from the Red Planet. Rather, these moons can make partial eclipses for any potential life-form.


The gas giants — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — can all have total solar eclipses, as they have large moons and the sun appears small to them. But because these planets are made of gas, it would be impossible to stand on them and see such solar eclipses.


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