Tag: Jupiter

Say goodbye to Mercury and Jupiter (photo). The planetary sky show is over.

September 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 September 2016) The evening planet twilight show has well and truly ended with both Mercury and Jupiter lost in the evening twilight for casual sky watchers. I couldn’t see Mercury with my unaided eyes and it was only just visible in the images I took. I could see Jupiter but it […]

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Mercury, Venus and Jupiter dazzle in the evening twilight (photo)

August 27, 2016 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 27 August 2016) Make sure you are taking a couple of minutes over the next few nights to look at the unfolding planetary close encounter that is happening between Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. No telescope is required. Just look to the West as the sky darkens (6.30 pm AEST for most of […]

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Jupiter and the Moon together on New Year’s morning

January 1, 2016 | By | 5 Comments

Send to Kindle(Update 1 January 2016) My good friend Tony Surma-Hawes has combined an image of the Moon and a separate longer exposure of Jupiter and three of its Galilean Moons to produce the below image. It gives you an idea of what you can see with low power optical aid like binoculars plus what the […]

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Hobart – Your turn to watch the Space Station pass very close to Venus and Jupiter Thursday night (9 July 2015)

July 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 8 July 2015) As seen from Hobart, the International Space Station will put on another show tomorrow night (Thursday 9 July 2015) when it passes very close to Venus and Jupiter. Just look for a bright slowly moving star moving as per the below chart. The above map (thanks to Heavens-Above.com) shows the […]

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In Sydney CBD? Watch the International Space Station cross Jupiter tonight in evening twilight!

July 8, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 8 July 2015) If you work in the Sydney Central Business District and have the opportunity to down pens (or keyboards or whatever …) at 5:30 pm, then you should. As seen from the CBD, the International Space Station will cross Jupiter. The above map (thanks to Heavens-Above.com) shows the view from […]

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Venus and Jupiter dazzle in the evening twilight sky

June 29, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 29 June 2015) Venus and Jupiter continue to dazzle as they draw to their closest approach on Wednesday 1 July 2015. The below image captures both planets plus three of the four Galilean moons that orbit Jupiter and which easily can be seen in binoculars. More information and finder charts can be found […]

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Great Red Spot transits Jupiter’s face Wednesday night (5 February 2014)

January 31, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 31 January 2014 Look low above the Northern horizon tonight this Wednesday (5 February 2014) as soon as the sky is dark and you will notice a dazzling bright star. Point even a very small telescope at the ‘star’ and you will discover that you are looking at the largest planet in our […]

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Great Red Spot transits Jupiter’s face Wednesday night (22 January 2014)

January 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 20 January 2014 Look low above the North Eastern horizon tonight this Wednesday (22 January 2014) as soon as the sky is dark and you will notice a dazzling bright star. Point even a very small telescope at the ‘star’ and you will discover that you are looking at the largest planet in […]

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Star gazing FNQ style. Moonlight reflecting on the ocean and palms silhouetted against tropical clouds

January 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

16 January 2014 The sky did something surprising for Far North Queensland in wet season. It cleared! Admittedly the sky was hazy so serious star gazing isn’t possible. However the moonlight reflecting off the ocean is beautiful.

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Tonight! Great Red Spot transits Jupiter

January 12, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Sunday 12 January 2014 Look low above the North Eastern horizon tonight as soon as the sky is dark and you will notice a dazzling bright star. Point even a very small telescope at the ‘star’ and you will discover that you are looking at the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. […]

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