Will Jupiter and moon’s have solar and lunar eclipses?
- Easily worked out (shadows, angular size) knowing size of moon, size of orbit, and distance to sun
- We’ve seen shadows on Saturn in pictures
- Jupiter also has solar eclipses
- rare (200 y) triple eclipse in Nov. 1997
- “lunar” eclipses used to study thermal properties of satellite
- satellite cools off -- rate depends on thermal inertia
- volcanoes of Io still hot when in eclipse