How Bright Is It on Pluto? There's a #PlutoTime Widget for That

June 5, 2015 10:51 PM

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How Bright Is It on Pluto? There's a #PlutoTime Widget for That

Add another online appetizer to the Pluto party: NASA's newly released "Pluto Time" widget calculates the time of day when the amount of sunlight you're getting is equivalent to the noonday glare on the dwarf planet's surface. Spoiler alert: It's not that much.

The Pluto Time website lets you plug in your coordinates and gives you the "Pluto Time" for your locale. Pluto is more than 30 times farther away from the sun than Earth is (3 billion miles vs. 93 million miles). That means Pluto gets as much sunlight at noon as Earthlings get on a clear day around ...

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