NASA has recently launched a video showcasing the beauty behind sunrise and sunsets. It may be normal for you to see these events from Earth. However, did you ever want to see how they appear from other planets in our universe? No worries! NASA has got you covered. You no longer need to visit space in order to see such beautiful scenery. The space organization will bring it virtually to you.
No longer do you need to wait for visiting space to observe the beauty of our universe. The official Planetary Spectrum website brings all of this to you online. If you watched a sunset on the Moon, it would be a bit anticlimactic. It would consist of the Sun simply winking out as it dropped below the horizon. Such events are surprising in all planets. These events remind us of the last seen solar eclipse of 2020.
NASA shows sunsets and sunrise of all planets
The interplay between light and different molecules is of interest to space scientists because it can reveal a lot about the composition and properties of a planet’s atmosphere.
In the case of Uranus, NASA says that a sunset there would be marked by a rich azure tone that fades into royal blue with hints of turquoise as the Uranian atmosphere’s hydrogen, helium and methane absorb the longer-wavelength red portion of the light and scatter the shorter-wavelength blue and green sections of the spectrum as they collide with gas molecules and dust particles.
In the video, the Sun is shown moving as if seen from the surface by a wide-angle lens on Uranus, Earth, Mars, Titan, and Venus, while the second provides a different perspective on other planets. Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below! Also, do not forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for instant updates of the science and tech world.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.