Eyes on Thursday's Sky

Apr 5

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4/5/2012 10:17 AM  RssIcon

With Venus past the Pleiades and the Moon not-quite at Saturn yet, remember that Jupiter is rapidly sinking in the western, evening sky.  By late April it will not really offer much of a view through the increased layers of atmosphere we will be forced to look through to see it, not to mention the brighter sky.  So now's the time to get your last, good looks at Jupiter for several months.  Binoculars will show the Galilean moons, small telescopes reveal surface banding and storms, though it's low position will likely mar many of the finer details normally visible.

But hey, at least Saturn is close to opposition, so the sky will not be planet-free this spring.  

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Re: Eyes on Thursday's Sky

I'm looking forward to seeing Jupiter back in the morning sky. :D

By pchris00 on   4/6/2012 6:56 AM

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