Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT 11-1-12 Moon & Jupiter

Hey SPace Placers!

A real viewing treat is in store for you tonight as the waning gibbous Moon joins Jupiter and reddish Aldebaran in the East well after it gets dark.

Use binoculars to view each of them and get an appreciation of the scale of our solar system and Galaxy - Jupiter is 1,500 times farther away than the Moon. Aldebaran, to their right, is 930,000 times more distant than Jupiter!

Your binoculars will show the main moons of Jupiter as well.

Enjoy the cool crisp air of fall.

The scene around 9 p.m.

Sky Guy in VA

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