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DavidC
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Reged: 11/24/05

Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new
      #5769553 - 03/31/13 07:36 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.
David


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JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: DavidC]
      #5769578 - 03/31/13 07:52 PM

Thanks, it might even be clear here Tuesday.

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mich_al
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Reged: 05/10/09

Loc: Rural central lower Michigan ...
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: JimMo]
      #5769689 - 03/31/13 08:51 PM

Hopeing so, the last show was clouded out here.

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bluesteel
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Reged: 03/24/13

Loc: ILM
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: mich_al]
      #5772063 - 04/02/13 01:22 AM

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

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Widespread
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Reged: 05/11/11

Loc: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: bluesteel]
      #5773083 - 04/02/13 02:42 PM

Darn, looking cloudy.

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NeilMac
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Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: Widespread]
      #5775452 - 04/03/13 12:30 PM

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

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Kraus
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Reged: 03/10/12

Loc: Georgia.
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 [Re: NeilMac]
      #5775504 - 04/03/13 12:54 PM

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.


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Dave Mitsky
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Reged: 04/08/02

Loc: PA, USA, Planet Earth
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: Kraus]
      #5775604 - 04/03/13 01:40 PM

My reports on the events of last night can be seen in the duplicate thread at http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5769523/page...

Dave Mitsky


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DavidC
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Reged: 11/24/05

Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Re: Jupiter and it's moons go dancing Tuesday April 2 new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5775974 - 04/03/13 04:49 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.
David


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