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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 11:43 PM

5 moons tonight

jupiter and 4 of her moons plus our moon

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Reply 5 moons tonight (Original post)
rdking647 Aug 28 OP
MLAA Aug 28 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 29 #2
3Hotdogs Aug 29 #3
sts069 Aug 29 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 29 #4
Karadeniz Aug 29 #5
JohnnyRingo Aug 29 #7
C Moon Aug 29 #8
eppur_se_muova Sep 7 #9
JustFiveMoreMinutes Sep 7 #10
RegexReader Sep 30 #11

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 11:48 PM

1. Very cool. I'm really glad you shared this.

Not long ago I heard on the news that Jupiter would be very close to earth and it was a chance to see it clearly.

I went outside and it was brilliant 🙂

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:02 AM

2. Omigod, stunning capture!

That is just breathtaking.

What is the bright star/planet between the Moon and Jupiter? I saw it tonight when I went out to see the Moon.

Thank you for sharing!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:22 AM

3. Lilkely, Mars.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:07 AM

6. Actually...

Saturn (Mars is in a different part of the sky).

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 01:39 AM

4. Oh, my.

Some years ago my husband and I were given a telescope. We set it up and aimed it at Jupiter. And felt like Galileo. There were those four moons, perfectly lined up, two on each side. They were so perfectly aligned that it was as if someone had slapped a picture of them on our telescope. But nope, it was the real thing.

I love astronomy.

I have the good fortune to have My Son The Astronomer (he's in a PhD program in astronomy at George Mason University) who is readily available to ask my many questions on this topic. And, he's wonderfully patient with his old mom. I have never once heard him roll his eyes at me, no matter how dumb the question, or how many times I've already asked it.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:01 AM

5. Whoa!❤

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:41 AM

7. K&R

Thanx for posting
Love observing our Jovian planet and all her satellites.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:42 AM

8. That's amazing!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:42 PM

9. Most fitting music I could find ...


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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 08:26 PM

10. Amazing.. and I remember a 14yo boy seeing Jupiter for the first time....

.... cheap telescope, backyard in rural Alabama.... crickets chirping, lightning bugs all around, and the smell of fresh cut grass foing the day......................... PRICELESS!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:58 AM

11. Nice!!

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