APOD: Moon, Mars, and Milky Way (2018 Aug 11)

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Re: APOD: Moon, Mars, and Milky Way (2018 Aug 11)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:47 pm

neufer wrote: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:48 pm Statistically an Earth transit occurs every 66 (Earth) years on average but a really boring transit where the Moon is hidden behind or in front of the Earth happens only once every million years or so.
But rather than being boring, such a double transit could be very interesting if the duration of the Moon's passage behind or in front of the Earth is shorter than the solar passage. Which takes longer as viewed from Mars, an Earth-Moon occultion or the Earth transiting the Sun? Since the Earth is so much smaller than the Sun my guess is that the whole Earth-Moon event could be witnessed while the solar transit is in progress. That wouldn't be boring at all!

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