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Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2

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#1 DavidC

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

Tuesday April 2, Jupiter and it's moons will go dancing. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) so adjust accordingly to your time zone. I also posted this in planetary and solar system observing.

07:40 Pm Io goes behind Jupiter
08:03 Pm Europa goes in front of Jupiter
09:01 Pm Ganymede goes behind Jupiter
10:17 Pm Europa's shadow falls on Jupiter near the GRS
10:31 Pm Europa moves from in front of Jupiter
11:00 Pm Io emerges from Jupiter's shadow
11:27 Pm Ganymede emerges from Jupiter's shadow
11:30 Pm Jupiter sets

We probably won't see this transit again for a while.
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#2 JimMo

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:52 PM

Thanks, it might even be clear here Tuesday.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hopeing so, the last show was clouded out here.

#4 bluesteel

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

Wow. Thanks for the heads up. Wonder if I can see the shadow through binoculars...

#5 Widespread

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Darn, looking cloudy.

#6 NeilMac

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Clouded over so no sight since yesterday, heading into rainy time. :(

#7 Kraus

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

And dance they do.

I saw Europa pop out from behind Jupiter's shadow the evening of March 28th just a minute or so after my Middle-Georgia sunset.

Check out S&T's 'Phenomena of Jupiter's Moons'. Once you understand the legend key and actually see an event occur, Jupiter looks a whole lot different...literally.

#8 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

My reports on the events of last night can be seen in the duplicate thread at http://www.cloudynig...5769523/page...

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#9 DavidC

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

Well I was able to see 'em out here, it was really interesting. What was really different was seeing Jupiter with no moons visible at all. About 10:15 the shadow of Europa was supposed to be visible close to the GRS, but I couldn't make any shadow out, Jupiter was really low, looked like it was boiling and looked lousy. So I just moved to Saturn and observed it for a while.
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