How Does The Sun Look Like from Other Planets? – Space Engine


this of course is our beautiful sun and
of course you get to see this every single day all right so it’s for the
next five or six billion years or so but have you ever wondered what it may
actually look like from different planets in our solar system let’s find
out in this video and welcome to what the math and so here I was browsing the Internet
and when I found an article from no other than Huffington Post I never
really read that newspaper but they had an article that basically talked about
the possibility of looking at our Sun from various planets and there was
actually an artist I mentioned by the name of Ron Miller whose illustrations
I’m going to be showing you in this video because they’re actually pretty
beautiful but yeah so he designed these illustrations using some sort of a 3d
graphics program and he kind of imagined what it would might look like if you
look at our Sun from various objects in our solar system starting of course with
mercury so let’s find out what would this beautiful object be like from
Mercury and of course being the closest object to our Sun it is going to be very
very bright and you’re about to see what this is so this is what the Sun is like
from Mercury now this may not seem very different from what it’s like on earth
when we get to actually go on earth but let’s land first you can actually see
what it’s like on the actual surface and so here we are standing on the surface
of mercury looking into the sky and seeing is very very bright object and
this is actually what a real niller imagine it as as well in his particular
image so you kind of see doesn’t really look the same but at the same time we
don’t really know if any of these are as realistic as we really are in real life
because in real life it might be completely different because mercury
does have a very very very very very thin atmosphere there might be a little
bit of refraction that we don’t really see here and because Sun is so close to
us it might be even more blindingly bright than it currently is right here
it might actually be something like this and my apologies for making your eyes
hurt right now anyway let’s go to the next planet Venus and so let’s actually
look at the picture of Venus according to Ron Miller first and obviously it
looks a lot more beautiful than I think we’ll be able to simulate but this is
what we have look at the beautiful Corona around Venus formed by this very
thick atmosphere that it has on a surface all right so Sun from the
surface of Venus is going to look this way and this is
essentially surface of Venus in this game not particularly exciting but the
reason why you don’t really see the Sun is because it’s actually diffracted by
the extremely thick atmosphere it is essentially everywhere and nowhere the
atmosphere is very very very thick on top of that 90% of sunlight actually
reflects from the upper atmosphere of Venus and so you only get to actually
see sunlight I don’t really know where the Sun is actually and there it is it
was right above us you want to get to see sunlight if you
are essentially in the upper atmosphere but anywhere below it will be a kind of
a very interesting appearance something that is possibly very similar to this
now we’re going to skip earth and go directly to Mars and as you can probably
imagine on Mars Sun doesn’t really look that different from what it would be on
earth the only difference of course is that the atmosphere here is a little bit
thinner and so the actual sunlight penetrates Mars much easier so it is a
little bit brighter and I’m going to actually show you what it looks like
when it’s a little bit closer to the horizon and here we go so this is what
the Sun would look like very close to the horizon of Mars now you still kind
of actually see a lot of the stars even when it’s you know brightly lit by the
Sun because obviously there is just not enough atmosphere to refract sunlight
but it is there so there is obviously a little bit of atmosphere that’s showing
which is why we kind of see this kind of a atmospheric like effect here and let’s
go through this again and also look at the picture from Ron Miller as well and
nighttime and when it comes to Jupiter instead of
actually looking at the Sun from Jupiter which would be kind of difficult because
it is a gas giant we instead are going to go to its moon Europa which is a moon
that we are very very interested in the moon that possibly has a liquid ocean
underneath very very likely actually almost on a percent sure and where there
is a liquid ocean there is maybe life and now if we look into the skies well
first of all we actually see another moon of Jupiter which is IO but we also
will see the Sun now here because there is actually very very little in terms of
atmosphere almost not actually it will be very bright now I’m going to wait
until it gets closer to the horizon again because I want to actually show
you what it looks like when it’s very very close to the horizon and will
actually have Jupiter in the background as well so here it is actually a lot
less bright and it would be from from Earth because when it comes to
brightness it is actually inversely proportional to the distance but at the
same time it’s it has to be in a sense squared what it means is that for
example if an object is five meters away from you and is brightness of one then
another object similar object that is twice as far away it will be four times
less bright so in other words because Jupiter is approximately five
astronomical units away from the Sun actually a little bit more than that it
is about 25 the Sun is about 25 times less bright here so it is not as bright
as you would think and you can even see the beautiful tiny rings of Jupiter
orbiting around it and let’s wait for the night and also look at the
representation of this from the artist as well you now rod Miller’s representation of
Saturn is actually very very beautiful I don’t think I can do a good job here but
I’m going to try he’s actually taking a look at it from Saturn and this is kind
of what his picture looks like now this is what mine looks like I guess kind of
similar not really his is more beautiful but this is essentially the Sun as it is
in space engine or I guess it would be in real life in a sense and this is what
it looks like from Saturn so still quite bright still quite big but obviously not
as bright as it is on earth and in terms of brightness is about I don’t know 80
ish times less bright less luminous than it is from Earth but still very very
beautiful and does create quite a lot of really awesome effects including the
light effects on this beautiful planet and now we’re standing on Ariel which is
one of the moons of Uranus which you see in the background right there and we’re
approaching or I guess the Sun is approaching the horizon once again it is
now a lot farther away than it was before
and obviously it’s a lot less dim as well but still provides just enough Sun
way to create a kind of an interesting effect here now Ariel as you can see is
not very very big it’s actually a relatively small object it’s only terms
of diameter it’s only about a thousand kilometers but the Sun here creates just
enough light or provides just enough light for it to be quite easily seen
with a telescope and there is the Sun and there is Neptune and this is what it
looks like now take a look at the same picture from Ron Miller alright moving on and the next object is
of course Neptune and here we’re going to go to the moon known as Triton now
interest no II Triton actually has a bit of an atmosphere so there’s a bit of an
atmospheric effect and I can actually show you the effect a little bit better
if I go a little bit higher first and you can might even see the cloud to
forget lucky maybe not maybe not Klaus but anyway so there is the Sun there was
a cloud right there hey there is Neptune and this is what it may look like from
Triton now Triton is a relatively interesting satellite because it
actually spins in a completely opposite direction from everything else in this
in this particular system which is why we think it was captured by Neptune a
long time ago so it’s technically not from here and one day it’s going to
collapse and smack into Neptune but not anytime soon nevertheless it’s a very
beautiful looking moon and the Sun here creates a very beautiful effect but now
take a look at the same effects and the same picture by Ron Miller and the last but not least and
technically not a planet but of course still a planet in my heart is of course
Pluto and it’s beautiful satellite Charon
now I’m going to try to recreate the same thing that you see on a screen
right now and this is essentially what his beautiful photo looks like and this
is what mine is going to be now remember we now know that Pluto does
have a very instant atmosphere as well and which is why there is a bit of an
atmospheric effect here and there is our beautiful Sun still quite right still I
guess a little bit warm not as warm as you would expect it to be on earth of
course but warm nevertheless and there on the horizon you also see Sharon which
of course doesn’t look as beautiful as in the picture by Ron Miller but and
this is the best we can do in this game and there is the Sun and let’s try to
position them so we can actually see both and wait for the sunset and anyway
that’s all I wanted to do in this video hopefully now you know a little bit more
about how things look in our solar system from a certain location and
specifically here we’re talking about the Sun of course thank you for watching
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if you liked it and I’ll see you guys in the next video it’s now nighttime we
need to escape and go home to our planet Earth game you later and as always bye
bye and there is the atmospheric layer that you’re going to see such a
beautiful dwarf planet although technically still a planet in my heart

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