Martian Sky at Noon (Pathfinder)

Martian Sky at Noon (Pathfinder)

This Pathfinder image shows the Martian sky at noon is yellow-brown, and is that way for most of the day, which contrasts with its pinkish-red color at sunset. Sunset and sunrise are longer than on Terra. The true color of Mars based upon three filters with the sky set to a luminance of 60. The color of the Pathfinder landing site is yellowish brown with only subtle variations. These colors are identical to the measured colors of the Viking landing sites. This image was taken near local noon on Sol 10. Note: a calibrated output device is required accurately reproduce the correct colors.

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