Pluto, once a planet, now demoted to the status of a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union, is billions of miles away from us. Even NASA’s new Horizon spacecrafts took over nine years to get close to this solitary desert of a planet. But don’t let all this stop you from experiencing ‘Pluto time’ here on earth.
Before we move further into the article, let’s first know what Pluto time is.
Pluto time, as described by NASA, is a time of the day, at a particular place, with clear climatic conditions which can simulate or replicate the light levels of that of the dwarf planet billions of miles away from us. This time is usually just a short period during dawn and dusk and quite naturally, mostly ignored by us. But the researches at NASA discovered just how significant this short moment is. This ignored short period of time replicates Pluto’s light levels and thus gives you a true experience of how the horizon on Pluto will be like.
With a lot of research, NASA has recently developed a new ‘Pluto time’ website which will help space fans and enthusiasts experience Pluto’s time condition first-hand. As Pluto is over 3 billion miles away from our planet, it receives much less sunlight than here. Thus, the ‘time’ or light conditions of Pluto are something which are very interesting.
But according to NASA, there’s always Pluto time somewhere on our planet and thus you can experience your local Pluto time by using this new NASA tool. To know more about this tool and use this tool on your own, you can visit NASA here.
Just enter your location into this tool and know your personal Pluto time to experience the light conditions of the little dwarf. This tool generates an exact time you can step outside and experience the light levels of Pluto. NASA is actually collecting pictures from all over the world of people experiencing Pluto time everywhere. You could contribute to their album too. Just log on to their website and learn when to experience a journey to Pluto.
Pluto has always been on the front-lines of space fanatics because of its bizarre status of dwarf planet. Meanwhile, NASA’s shuttles are getting closer to Pluto and sending in better quality images by the day. It’s only a matter of time until we understand this so called dwarf planet better.