04
JUL
2016

Last Chance to see Jupiter in the 2016 Evening Sky

July 2016 is our last opportunity to see Jupiter in the evening sky this year. As the month opens we’ll find the giant planet shining like a beacon of bright white light low down towards the western horizon about 60 minutes after sunset. Once the sky darkens Jupiter becomes easier to
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07
APR
2016

See Jupiter in a Telescope in April 2016

Jupiter shines as a bright beacon of white light high up towards the south on April evenings this year. It is easy to spot in the constellation of Leo as it is brighter than any of the stars in the evening sky. At the start of April 2016 Jupiter is 676 million kilometres from Earth. B
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27
FEB
2016

Jupiter Multi Moon Shadow Events in March 2016

March 2016 sees Jupiter undergo several spectacular multi moon shadow events, when two or more shadows from Jupiter’s Galilean moons cross the face of Jupiter at the same time. For the UK and Europe the action gets underway on Tuesday 8 March 2016 with the shadows of Io and Euro
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02
FEB
2016

See Jupiter in a Telescope this February

February 2016 is a great time to track down Jupiter in the evening sky. From the UK the giant planet climbs into the evening sky over the eastern horizon at jut before 9pm at the start of the month. It is easy to identify as it shines brighter than any star in the evening sky. Each ni
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10
MAY
2015

Jupiter GRS and Moon Shadow Transit Times for May 2015

Jupiter is well-placed for evening viewing in a telescope this May. At the start of the month the giant planet can be found shining brightly high up to the south-west at dusk. As the sky darkens so Jupiter drops lower and lower in the sky towards the western horizon, setting at around
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02
APR
2015

Discover Jupiter and its Moons in April 2015

Jupiter is well-placed in the evening sky during April 2015. At dusk you’ll find the giant planet high up towards your south. To the naked eye Jupiter appears as a bright star-like object, bordering the constellations of Cancer and Leo in the spring sky. Good quality binoculars
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03
MAR
2015

Jupiter Shines High in the Sky on March Nights

Jupiter continues to shine big and bright in the night sky during March 2015. To find the giant planet look high up to the south-east at around 7pm to 8pm for a bright white star-like object. Jupiter is obvious to the naked eye. It outshines all of the other stars in the night sky out
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03
JAN
2015

Jupiter Shines Bright in the East during January Evenings

Jupiter continues to shine as a beacon of bright white light towards the east this January. The giant planet starts 2015 in the constellation of Leo, rising above the ENE horizon by 8pm. Look for it with the naked eye. It is easy to find as it is the brightest star-like object that yo
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01
NOV
2014

Find Jupiter at Midnight in the Eastern Sky this November

Jupiter shines as a beacon of bright white light at midnight in the eastern sky this November. It is easy to find with the naked eye from the UK. Just look for the brightest star-like object over towards the east.  At the beginning of November 2014 Jupiter is very low on the eastern h
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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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