July 27, 2018 (for what it's worth), we earthlings seeing the eclipse would be in the zero velocity zone of the full moon (in position below point #5 in sketch above). The moon is not in null area of Earth but we are in the Moon's. Mars too is close in line with the Sun/Earth axis, but Venus, it's zero velocity partner is off line, as is shown accidentally in the above rendering. (If anybody thinks it sound like astrology, it is not, it is based on 3 strictly physically measurable numbers: Size of body, orbital velocity and rotation velocity, ) but Real meaning , if any is yet to be determined. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! James RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member Messages: 31,138 I don't really see why this fact would be important. All it says is that at any instant a point on the equator of the planet, on the imaginary line joining the Sun to the planet, is approximately at rest as viewed from the Sun.--" Nebel: I am using this JamesR observation to explain why the alignment Moon/Earth /Sun is important, as it is in the Jupiter /equator /Noon/Sun lineup in the OP, that expanded to Saturn and then to the null points nine.