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iam4208

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Io and its shadow will transit Jupiter on Tuesday 3rd Feb 2015
« on: February 02, 2015, 09:21:51 AM »
Since I struggled to see any more than one shadow during the recent triple transit, maybe this one will be a bit of a challenge too.

Anyway, Io and its shadow will transit Jupiter between 19.30 and 21.47 UT on Tuesday 3 Feb 2015.

There are a few events like this in Feb and it's a great time to see them as Jupiter reaches opposition on 6 Feb, when it will be at it's biggest and brightest.

If anybody manages to see or image this event, please post to boast ;)
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Re: Io and its shadow will transit Jupiter on Tuesday 3rd Feb 2015
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 11:25:35 AM »
I have my fingers crossed for this! I want to finally see a shadow transit and with my new webcam I want to try and capture it as well.
 
The weather will probably be terrible though!
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Re: Io and its shadow will transit Jupiter on Tuesday 3rd Feb 2015
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 02:44:57 PM »
Ah yes, the weather.  Looking good for tonight most places and less so for Tuesday.  I'm kind of lucky in that I can go east or west and chase the clear skies.  That almost served me well for the triple transit - it was clear at Nunraw Abbey.  I was thwarted by the wind and Jupiter's low position in the sky.
I also have a cold at the moment, which makes me feel less inclined to get out.
Good luck on Tuesday!
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