If Earth Had a Ring Like Saturn

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An illustrator, named Ron Miller, drew strange skies with a ring like Saturn’s, in the same proportion to our planet, figuring out what they would like like from different places on the earth. In fact, the earth did once have a ring— and it could be possible again, according to various scenarios (READ HERE).

Here is what the rings might look like from Quito, Ecuador. Since you’d be looking in the same plane as the rings, all you would see is a bright line arching from horizon to horizon.


If we travel just a little further north to Guatemala, the rings begin to spread across the sky. The earthlight illuminating the dark side of the moon is many times brighter than we are accustomed to, due to the increased sunlight being reflected from the rings.


Moving to somewhere in Polynesia on the Tropic of Capricorn. The dark, oval-shaped break in the…

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