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Quote:I'm curious about the impossibility of all four Galilean moons' shadows being visible. Sounds like a math problem...
Quote:That's actually pretty amazing. Thanks Curt.Pete
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Quote:OK, Curt, I am always confused by this. I am in Arizona, so we are always on MST. On the evening of Oct 11-12 will the diagram you provided (thank you), will that be the same for Arizona at midnight my time?Thanks;Steve Coe
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Quote:Elevation for me at mid-event is 11 degrees in Toronto... It will be a miracle if the seeing will allow anything to be seen at all.... It will be worse for folks much to the west of me because J. will be nearer the horizon.... Impossible to view in the west half of the continent......
Quote:Dave, et al;
After posting I messed around with Sky Map Pro for a few minutes and found it will be up around 8 degrees of a flat horizon...that is not going to work well.
The triple event only lasts from 0432 to 0537 UTC so 0500 is a good mid-point estimate.
I want to do more then just look.
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Quote:Here’s a photo of the event emailed to me by my Belgian astronomical author friend Jean Meeus. It was taken by his friend Bart Declercq in Belgium this morning at 05:03 UT.
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