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Moon Makes A Move On Jupiter / New Lunar Craters Named After Iconic Photo

10 Oct 2018, 21:45 UTC
Moon Makes A Move On Jupiter / New Lunar Craters Named After Iconic Photo
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The moon makes its move up from the western horizon mid-week, passing Jupiter in conjunction. Stellarium
Only two days old, the evening crescent’s back. You can catch it tonight 20 minutes to a half-hour after sunset low in the southwestern sky looking about as thin as a bread crust. A little more than one outstretched fist to its left, look for Jupiter in the twilight sky. Tomorrow night, the moon will stand just shy of 3° due north of the planet, when they’ll be in conjunction.
Clouds in a Jovian jet stream, called Jet N5, swirl in the center of this color-enhanced image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The sausage-like brown oval called a “barge” is seen at upper left in the planet’s North North Temperate Belt. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this photo on Sept. 6 from 7,600 miles (12,231 km) during the most recent flyby, its 15th. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Brian Swift/Sean Doran
The solar system’s biggest planet and the one with by far the most interesting clouds will only be with us for a few more weeks. Earth’s orbital movement around the sun makes Jupiter appear to move about a degree to the west each night. Despite the put-down, Jupiter puts up ...

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