Planet Phases Part 3
- Ed von Schleck
Now this is the last part of the inner planet phase section. Here you are able to create any planet orbit you want, be it semi major axis, eccentricity, ascending node etcetera, just all orbit elements. The 3D view is shown on the right, and you can see how the phase is affected for any orbit. Below the phase view the relative brightness plot is shown as a trace. This time the period is one earth's year. To make it run more smoothly, you can again click on "copy or share" and download the file. Have fun!