Marvelleous Moondance: Jupiter Satellites Caught Eclipsing And Transiting
A Dec. 24, 2014 (EST) timelapse of Io transiting Jupiter. Credit: IKYLSP/Reddit
On Christmas Eve, as millions upon millions of people focused on wrapping gifts and getting ready for the holidays, an amateur astronomer gave a small gift to the world. The person turned a telescope and camera to Jupiter and caught volcanic Io going across the face of the gas giant. This happened just a few days after professional astronomers caught a rare eclipse involving that very same moon.
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