Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Hey Space Placers!

I hope everyone had a GREAT Holiday get together.

Mighty (and bright) Jupiter is visible in the hours before dawn in the eastern sky. NASA's Juno spacecraft continues to explore the 'King of the Planets' and the data continue to be received and analyzed.

The Great Red Spot (GRS) of Jupiter has been visible in telescopes, including backyard 'scopes for centuries. The GRS has been slowly shrinking and the color has faded. It has been the longest lasting storm in the solar system.

I hope to get a pic of the GRS to share when the weather clears. But in the meantime enjoy flying into the Jovian maelstrom:

Sky Guy in VA

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