IL-2 community members DerSheriff and LF_Manu has noticed a small feature in the IL-2 series that I and many others were not previously aware of – solar eclipses. At this point you may be saying to yourself… Really? I can confirm that yes it does!
21.09.1941 at 06:15
If you hit September 21, 1941 at 06:15 in a custom mission or a career mission and look up at the sky, you’ll see that the sun is partially or almost fully obscured by the moon.
I’ve previously written about how IL-2 has a realistic night sky and that it even has a realistic effect of twinkling stars and this appears to be in that same vein of having a realistic simulation of the sky.
This is an incredible attention to detail that I just never expected and am overjoyed to write about. This is what separates a game from a simulation where the developers pay attention to details like a realistic night sky but then also take it to that next level so that the simulation even takes into account something like this.
In-case you’re wondering, yes indeed a solar eclipse did happen on this date.