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Old 02-03-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Jupiter and the moon will meet up in the night sky on Feb. 3, 2015. The planet will be just to the left of the moon.
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Clouds and rain.

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Nice and clear here, saw it. Thanks.
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Same here , nice and clear

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CS - Good call, thanks!

In the Eastern sky tonight here, there is a high, thin layer of clouds. The moon's brightness is easily shining through it, and I could see a bright Jupiter too. I took my son outside despite the cold (15 degrees without the wind?) and clouds, and to our surprise, even with my basic 10x binoculars, we could clearly see 2 Galilean moons!
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I just went out and looked and, yep, can easily see it
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It looks good in Arizona tonite
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It looks good in Arizona tonite
A bastion of clear skies !!!

FYI, Jupiter make one complete rotation every 10 hours, has a core of liquid metallic hydrogen and actually radiates heat, meaning it produces more heat than it receives from the Sun and glows in the infrared spectrum.

If not for this heat Jupiter would have rings comparable to Saturn. It still does have faint rings that were first seen by a friend of mine, Dr Wayne Wooten, when he was a guest worker on the Voyager project.

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.......If not for this heat Jupiter would have rings comparable to Saturn..........
Why is this?
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Saturn's rings are made up of mostly ice of various compounds. The heat from Jupiter keeps this ice from forming. The rings that are present are very faint and are most likely made up of solid material, rocks, sand ect.

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I saw it but thought it was Venus. Jupiter, cool!
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I saw it but thought it was Venus. Jupiter, cool!
Venus will lead/follow the sun, if you see a very bright star at Sunrise/Sunset, fairly low in the sky, its probably Venus.
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I gotta get a better telescope. I can barely make out the cloud rings on it.
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Tonight, Wednesday, it looks like Jupiter is above the moon about the same distance it was to the left of the moon last night. For those who know, is that correct?
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