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January 27, 2011

Jupiter's Moons to Perform Double Shadow Play on Monday

This past Monday, a remarkable series of events occurred involving two of Jupiter’s four moons. The moons orbited around Jupiter and together became engulfed within its shadow, resulting in eclipses. Although Jupiter can be seen with the naked eye and its moons with binoculars, this event required a powerful telescope. The eclipse could be viewed across the country (at least in part) and lasted for approximately five hours. More information and an illustration can be found at:

http://www.space.com/10665-jupiter-moon-crossing-skywatching-tips.html

Posted by ecfo at January 27, 2011 10:19 PM

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