07
MAR
2014

Jupiter Set for Double Galilean Moon Transits in March 2014

March 9th and March 16th 2014 are special dates for UK and European astronomers this month. On both evenings the planet Jupiter will host a stargazing spectacular as two of Jupiter’s moons cross in front of the planet, casting their dark shadows down onto Jupiter’s bright
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13
AUG
2013

Jupiter Back in the Morning Sky

Jupiter is back in the morning sky for telescope observers this August. Look to the eastern horizon about 1 hour before sunrise to see a bright white ‘star’ shining above the growing dawn light in the constellation of Gemini. Jupiter is in fact so bright in the morning sky
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03
FEB
2013

Io Shadow Transit on Jupiter 2 Feb 2013

Jupiter shines brightly high up in the Southwestern sky during early February evenings this year. Managed to get a view of it last night in the 12″ dobsonian telescope before the clouds rolled in and made this sketch: Jupiter sketch details 12″ Orion Optics Dobsonian Teles
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