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Forum » SpaceEngine » Feedback and Suggestions » Orbit Inaccuracies (Problems with orbit accuracy in our solar system in 0.95)
Orbit Inaccuracies
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 10.12.2011, 16:45 | Message # 1
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The lunar eclipse is going on right now (not that I can see it dry ) and I went into Space Engine just to take a quick look at the eclipse there. Much to my surprise, there was no eclipse. In fact, the Moon was nowhere near Earth's shadow.
I went into Celestia to see what it had to show, and just as I expected the eclipse was exactly as it should have been.

It seems that the orbit data, at least for Earth and/or the Moon, is somewhat inaccurate in this version of the program. Is this a known issue, and is there any plan to correct this in a future version?

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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Saturday, 10.12.2011, 16:46
SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 10.12.2011, 20:56 | Message # 2
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This is a known problem. SpaceEngine handles orbits as Kepler ellipces, but the Moon requires a more accurate analytic trajectory representation. In some of the future versions I'll implement vsop87 numerical model of our Solar system, so the eclipses will be right.


nuninhoDate: Sunday, 12.01.2014, 01:58 | Message # 3
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Yeah. On august 11st, 1999 (morning UTC) - In Portugal didn't have solar system using lastest Space Engine!?! - it isn't real. sad But yes Celestia and Stellarium.

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Fireinthehole-Date: Sunday, 12.01.2014, 03:42 | Message # 4
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During Lunar eclipses the Moon should be red, not completely black as simulated in SE.

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WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 12.01.2014, 05:36 | Message # 5
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This has been discussed already. Eventually SE may be able to simulate that, but it requires treatment of atmospheric refraction.

quarior14Date: Sunday, 01.11.2015, 19:41 | Message # 6
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It is a mistake ? I use patch 7.

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Edited by quarior14 - Sunday, 01.11.2015, 19:41
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