Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jupiter Rules the Night/GMU Night 10-31-11

Hey Space Placers!

Well, after our snowfall here in the DC/VA/MD area as well as a Nor'easter of historic significance in terms of it occurring in October, the sky is calling.

Jupiter is now up all night, being visible in the east right at sunset and blazing brightly until sunrise. If you have binoculars you can see the four main moons and even the smallest telescope will show you the planet,  cloud bands and the moons in greater detail.

Add to that the 1st quarter Moon on the 2nd and you have a sky watchers' treat.

For those of you in the DC area come join us at GMU Observatory on Halloween. Jupiter and the Moon will provide a real "trick and treat" for those who show up. Check the website for further details:

Sky Guy in VA

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