Thursday, July 23, 2009

Guillermo Gonzalez on mutual eclipse seasons in three planets during the International Year of Astronomy

Gonzalez, author of Privileged Planet, has a new academic publication here.

Here's the abstract:
Mutual eclipses in the solar system

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Copyright © 2009 Royal Astronomical Society

Guillermo Gonzalez notes another astronomical reason why IYA2009 is special: mutual eclipse seasons at Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.


Eclipses between the major moons of Jupiter and Saturn are occurring this year. The circumstances of these eclipses are compared to terrestrial solar eclipses. Suggestions for observing these events are presented.