Tag: Great Red Spot

See Jupiter’s Great Red Spot for yourself! Sunday 8 April 2018

April 7, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 7 April 2018) Inspired by the stunning images sent back by NASA’s Juno orbiter spacecraft of the Great Red Spot to dust off your telescope? Unfortunately, Earth bound observers can’t enjoy this exact stunning view. Well, fortunately actually, as passing this close to Jupiter’s intense radiation belts would result in your unpleasant […]

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Planets galore in the late evening sky … plus see Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot for yourself!

April 4, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 April 2018) Our evening sky ‘planet drought’ is finally over with the spectacular planets Jupiter and Saturn plus Mars visible. Yes, Venus is visible low on the Western horizon in evening twilight and has been for a while. But let’s face it, Venus is a featureless disc (strictly speaking a gibbous […]

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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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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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Tonight! Great Red Spot transits Jupiter joined by Europa with it’s shadow falling on Jupiter’s cloud tops

January 5, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Update (Sunday 5 January 2014): Managed to spot the ‘Great Salmon Spot’ 🙂 using my amateur sized telescope but it was difficult because of Jupiter’s low altitude and its subtle colour. Europa was definitely not visible against the brighter disc of Jupiter nor was Europa’s shadow visible. The later was not a surprise […]

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Jupiter puts on a show tonight: Watch as Ganymede blinks out of view and Great Red Spot transits Jupiter!

December 24, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

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. If you do have […]

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