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Category: Animations

2017 Solar Eclipse USA

Total Solar Eclipse USA August 21, 2017   It is two weeks before the Total Solar Eclipse event of the year here in the United States. The totality will happen around noon on August 21, 2017. Where are you going to be? The following animations and charts detail the path of the eclipse and where…
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Mars With Clouds

Planet Mars with clouds Animation   Everyone seems obsessed with Mars and how to get us there these days. How would the Red Planet look if it had clouds? Well, recently the Hubble Space Telescope team released a photograph of Mars with clouds. The image showed Mars in a more Earthly fashion than we have…
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Solar System Animations

Rediscovered Astronomy releases animations of the planets in our solar system. Well, we are meeting our goal of releasing the animations of the planets in our solar system three months ahead of schedule. The animations of the main 8 planets have been uploaded. We will upload animations of smaller bodies and dwarf planets later. The…
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Earth Around Animation

A travel around Earth as it would be seen from a space probe. Rediscovered Astronomy will publish Solar System animations and space general info this coming 2016 as part of our effort to renew our content for our audience. Earth Around Animation, 4x speed. Animation by J.J. Del Mar © 2015 Rediscovered Astronomy

Mars Animation

Mars Realistic Animation The following animation was rendered using real NASA photos. It displays a 180° turn of the red planet. It also features realistic topography and atmosphere. Animation by J.J. Del Mar Rediscovered Astronomy will publish Solar System animations and space general info this coming 2016 as part of our effort to renew our…
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Earth Rotation Animation

The Earth animation was created by J.J. Del Mar for Rediscovered Astronomy. The atmosphere of the planet was placed above the real altitude. Animation by J.J. Del Mar | Rediscovered Astronomy May 2015 Instead of using other animator’s method, I researched and studied to create my own method which has greatly improved the result. I…
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How To Add Extra Planets To Celestia

2012 VP113 on Celestia We have been receiving questions about how to add extra planets (models) to Celestia. We listen to what our website visitors ask us, so here’s a detailed tutorial of how to add planets, comets, asteroids, etc., to Celestia. The following tutorial works for objects in our own Solar System. [The guide…
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c/2012 S1 ISON – Approach To Mars

Comet ISON is racing towards the inner solar system. This is the comet astronomers had said back in 2012 it would become “brighter than the moon”.  October 1, 2013 is when ISON begins its close approach to Mars and from there to Earth on its first approach to our planet. We will see how the…
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Comet ISON – c2012 S1

Comet ISON will approach the inner solar system late 2013. In early October 2013, ISON will be closer to Mars than it will ever be to Earth (?). Around November 27 of 2013, c2012 S1 will be orbiting around the sun and it will start its approach to Earth. Provided it is not altered by…
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