Jupiter : Double Feature Tonight

Jupiter will be putting on two shows for us tonight here in Sydney and the pictures below show what you should expect to see at each of those times.

7:43Pm

The moon Europa will be doing a Transit over Jupiter. This is where the moon will visibly cross in front of Jupiter instead of disappearing behind it.

Transit by Europa (click for Larger Picture)

Transit by Europa (click for Larger Picture)

and a few hours later ……..

10:13Pm

There will be a shadow transit of Jupiter by it’s moon Europa. This is where the shadow of the moon will pass over Jupiter’s Surface. If you happened to live on Jupiter where that shadow was crossing , you would  be seeing a solar eclipse of some sort.

Shadow Transit by Europa (click for Larger Picture)

Shadow Transit by Europa (click for Larger Picture)

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~ by sydneystargazers on October 19, 2009.

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