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Double Solar Eclipse

Shyam and Talita take a break from working in Shyam’s machine shop to watch the binary system solar eclipse. These two have had very different lives, yet something is pulling them closer together…

Since the red sun is about 16 times less bright than the yellow sun to a human eye, it’s not a very extreme event for most of the population of Naya Pradesh. Centaur aliens can see much more of the near-infrared light the red sun puts out, so the M-class giant appears brighter in the sky and the eclipse more noticeable to them.