In the early evening sky just after sunset Venus is rising and Jupiter makes it's way east to disappear until later in the year. On March the 1st Jupiter and Venus will be very close to each other as they appear from Earth.The reality is they're millions of miles apart but how it looks from … Continue reading Cosmic Alignment – Venus, Jupiter and Moon
Jupiter and Saturn – Autumn planets
On Tueday Jupiter was at opposition, this means that the Sun, Earth and Jupiter are all in a line and it's the closest that Jupiter gets to us this year. It also happened to be the closest Jupiter will be for a long time, so I was keen to get out and see what images … Continue reading Jupiter and Saturn – Autumn planets
Comic Cosmos – Juno Visits Ganymede
This is a new thing I'm going to have a go at - Comic Cosmos... Little comic stories on some cosmic things. Yesterday Juno (which has been orbiting Jupiter) visited Ganymede, it's first close encounter in about 30 years. The whole thing lasted less than 30 minutes.
The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn | NASA
Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Luray, Virginia. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on December 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart.Credits: … Continue reading The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn | NASA
Solar System Exploration – Jupiter
Moving away from the rocky planets of the inner solar system the first planet in this region is the king of the planets - Jupiter. This is especially fitting as Juno has just entered orbit of Jupiter at the start of it's mission to find out more about this giant. Veiled in colourful clouds of … Continue reading Solar System Exploration – Jupiter
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