Annular Eclipse on Mars by Phobos

This is a short video I put together of an annular eclipse of the Sun by Phobos as captured by the Curiosity rover on Mars; August 17, 2013.

The total elapsed time of the eclipse was about 30 seconds. This was sped up a bit (I put a shorter delay between images) to make things look a bit smoother. For some reason about 2 seconds of imagery was missing from the NASA site, so I had to fill in a few frames making things look a bit jagged at the end. I’m sure NASA will be able to put something nicer together than what I was able to do with some simple tools (e.g., GIMP.) The raw imagery is here.

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