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Moon has one over Jupiter Tuesday

19 Oct 2010, 01:06 UTC
Moon has one over Jupiter Tuesday
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Tuesday night right at sunset, go outside and take a look eastward. There you will find the Moon right over the planet Jupiter. Although Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, it is a long way further from us than the Moon. In fact the light you see reflecting back to the Earth from Jupiter has been traveling about 35 minutes at the moment is strikes your eye. Now the time that it takes light to reflect off the Moon tonight and hits your eye has only traveled for about 1.5 seconds. Put that into perspective!

Clear Skies and Keep Looking Up!

Bryan T.

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