Monday, January 21, 2013

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT 1-21-13 Moon and Jupiter Meet

Hey Space Placers!

Tonight at sunset look at the Moon and see how close the largest, and second brightest planet in the solar system is. Pretty close as you will see. To observers down under the Moon will actually pass in front of, or occult, Jupiter.

Jupiter-Moon pairing
Jupiter dances with the Moon on the evening of January 21, 2013. This diagram shows the appearance of the pair from January 20th through January 23rd, looking south, high in the evening sky. Click the image for a high-resolution version. 
Sky & Telescope diagram

You can watch this celestial pair live via Slooh's telescopes starting at 9:00 p.m. EST here:

This is the closest they will be to one another until 2026.

Enjoy the view!


Sky Guy in VA

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