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  1. #1 Does Sun eclipse the planets? 
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    Does Sun eclipse the planets?


    I have not read or heared about any planet being eclipsed by the Sun. Why does it not happen to have the Earth, the Sun, and any planet on one straight line such that the sun lies in between?


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    The other planets can pass behind the sun, but we do not call this an eclipse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    The other planets can pass behind the sun, but we do not call this an eclipse.
    Did Hubble Telescope or any other spacecraft observe such a passing?

    Did it happen that a total solar eclipse occurred at the same time of such an event of passing of this planet or that behind the Sun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Attiyah Zahdeh
    Did Hubble Telescope or any other spacecraft observe such a passing?
    Not that I know of.
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    Did it happen that a total solar eclipse occurred at the same time of such an event of passing of this planet or that behind the Sun?
    Almost certainly. I can't think of anyway in which such an event would be significant. Can you?
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