Curiosity took two months.
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Although Mars has two months, none of them can sunbathe completely. The recent prejudices of Phobos and Deimos have accumulated a curiosity from the surface of Mars.
Phobos Moon is about 26 kilometers wide. It is the largest moon in Maros, but one of the smallest in the solar system.
When the Sun goes forward, there is a circular eclipse – a sun wheel is visible at the edges of the shadow.
Curiosity spacecraft captured on March 26, 1989. Click the mouse to start the animation.
The series of photos shows how the Phobos moon goes through the sun. The images were perceived by a curiosity probe from the surface of Mars. CLICK FOR START (source: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS)
Deimos are even smaller than Phobos, about 16 kilometers wide.
Therefore, astronomers do not talk about eclipse, but about the transition of the moon before the Sun. The probe took her on March 17th.
View of the moon Deimos from the surface of the Sun from Mars surface. CLICK FOR START (source: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS)
The Curiosity spacecraft acquired all the photos of the camera with special filters for direct observation of the sun. Another tool fixed in the sky on Mars was a circular phobic.
On the shots you can see how the sky stood when the moon shadow moved across Curiosty.
The series of photos shows how the brightness of sunlight fell on Monday, March 25, 2019. t Sun had passed Phobos a month ago. CLICK FOR START (source: NASA / JPL-Caltech)
Mars eclipse observations help scientists explore the Moon orbits. So far, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity probes have gone through eight Deimos transitions and 40 Phobos Solar eclipses.