Send to Kindle(Posted 3 June 2013) I thought I would try and get a photo of Jupiter before it disappears into the glare of the Sun and then conjunction on 20 June 2013. The above photo won’t win any awards as the sky is too light. However, given how close Jupiter is to conjunction, I […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 18 March 2013) How easy is it to see a planet during the day? Very easy if you know where to look. The trick is knowing were to look. Today the Moon was located near the Moon making Jupiter very easy to locate. It was even easier to view in binoculars.
Send to Kindle(Posted 17 February 2013) This Monday (18 February 2013) Jupiter will either be occulted by the Moon or have an extremely close encounter with the Moon. Residents of Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Perth will be treated to the sight of Jupiter quickly fading from view as it disappears behind the unlit side of […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 6 December 2012) With Jupiter now placed for prime viewing in the evening sky, now is the time to keep an eye out for events in the Jovian system. A couple of events occur tonight at a reasonable time for those who don’t like to stay up at night. The first is […]
If you have a medium sized telescope, you might like to watch Saturday night as Europa’s shadow crosses the face of Jupiter. Europa is one of Jupiter’s four largest Moons, commonly referred to as the Galilean moons after their discoverer Galileo Galilei. I find that with good seeing conditions, my eight inch dobsonian telescope and […]
If you have a medium sized telescope, you might like to watch tonight as Io and it’s shadow crosses the face of Jupiter. Io is one of Jupiter’s four largest Moons, commonly referred to as the Galilean moons after their discoverer Galileo Galilei. According to Astronomy 2011, Io’s shadow begins its transit of Jupiter’s […]
The European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft (which is currently orbiting Mars) has captured a series of images showing the Martian moon Phobos passing underneath Jupiter. At the moment when Phobos appeared directly under Jupiter, there was a distance of 11,389 km between the spacecraft and Phobos. Jupiter was 529 million kilometers further […]