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NASA's Juno Probe captures a stunning solar eclipse on Jupiter (PHOTOS) – RT World News



The NASA spacecraft Juno has taken a truly impressive picture of a partial solar eclipse on Jupiter, ending its 22nd flyby on the giant planet in a sensational way.

Io, the next of Jupiter's four moons, casts a surprisingly sharp shadow over the surface of the gas giant on the amazing photos. The images come courtesy of NASA software engineer and civic scientist Kevin Gill, who shared his account of the craft in his Twitter feed. Gill's efforts are the latest interesting result.

Io's shadow on Jupiter appears so sharp because it is much larger and much closer to Jupiter than our Earth's moon. From Jupiter's point of view, it appears to be about four times the size of the sun.

The Moon needs 1

.77 days to orbit around the giant planet while Juno makes a flyby every 53 days.

Gill showed the probe's powerful cameras and its immense machine vision capabilities.

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