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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02
OCT
2014

See Jupiter and the Great Red Spot in the October Morning Sky

Jupiter shines as a beacon of bright white light towards the east ahead of sunrise this October. From the UK during the first week of the month you’ll find this gas giant rising above the ENE horizon at around 2am. Each successive week then sees Jupiter rising a little earlier,
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01
APR
2014

See Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Storm System this April

Jupiter continues to outshine all of the stars in the northern hemisphere evening sky this April. It’s easy to find, appearing as a bright white beacon of star-like light to the naked eye, high up towards the west as darkness falls. A small telescope at low magnification is all
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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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02
MAR
2014

Jupiter Big and Bright in the March Evening Sky

Jupiter in the Night Sky March 2014 Jupiter continues to outshine all of the stars in the evening sky this March. Its bright white light can be seen high up in the South as darkness falls. Through the evening the giant planet glides westwards inside a rectangle framework  of stars tha
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01
FEB
2014

Jupiter GRS and Moon Transit Events for February 2014

Jupiter and the GRS – 16 November 2013 Jupiter is hard to miss this February. A beacon of bright white light, it outshines all of the stars in the February evening sky. Look for the king of the planets high up in the SE sky in the constellation of Gemini once darkness falls. Thr
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04
JAN
2014

Jupiter GRS and Moon Transit Events for January 2014

Jupiter is at its biggest, brightest and highest point in the night sky this January. On 5th January 2014 it reaches opposition to the Sun, and is at its closest point to Earth this year. Look for Jupiter at dusk rising in the ENE in the constellation of Gemini. Through the evening an
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01
DEC
2013

Best Times to See Jupiter’s Great Red Spot in December

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) is a dynamic 300-year old storm system swirling around Jupiter’s upper atmosphere. In December 2013 it is located at around 203-degrees longitude in the Southern Equatorial Belt (SEB). This giant system, which is more than twice the size of t
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17
NOV
2013

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Getting Redder

As Jupiter grows bigger and brighter in the sky towards its January 2014 opposition, the famous Great Red Spot (GRS) is also starting to put on a show. Through the summer and early autumn this 300-year old storm system really wasn’t much to look at through a telescope, appearing
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02
NOV
2013

Jupiter Shines Brightly in the East in November 2013

Position of Jupiter in the Night Sky in November 2013 Jupiter is an impressive bright ‘star’ in the eastern sky during November evenings. At the start of the month the giant planet rises above the ENE horizon at around 9pm local time in the UK. It is easy to spot as it is
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