By Lola Gayle

060815-pluto time 2Pluto may be about billions of miles away from the sun, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely dark. As a matter of fact, reports NASA, “for just a moment during dawn and dusk each day, the illumination on Earth matches that of high noon on Pluto.”

That moment is what’s called ‘Pluto Time.’ Go outside during this time on a clear day, and the world around you will be as dim as Pluto.

Since it’s always Pluto Time somewhere on Earth, NASA has provided us with a handy new interactive widget that gives you the approximate time, based on your location. It will also let you to set reminders for upcoming Pluto Times.

NASA is also inviting you to submit your photos taken during Pluto Time. You can share them on social media using #PlutoTime. They will share some of the more interesting shots and eventually combine them all into a mosaic image of Pluto and its moons to be unveiled in August.

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Top Image: Artist’s impression of how the surface of Pluto might look near midday. Credit: SwRI/Alex H. Parker.