Observing Challenge: Catch a Series of Mutual Eclipses by Jupiter’s Moons

Credit: Michael Phillips

A double shadow transit of Jupiter’s moons from 2013. Credit: Michael Phillips.

Missing the planets this month? With Mars receding slowly to the west behind the Sun at dusk, the early evening sky is nearly devoid of planetary action in the month of November 2014. Stay up until about midnight local, however, and brilliant Jupiter can be seen rising to the east. Well placed for northern hemisphere viewers in the constellation Leo, Jupiter is about to become a common fixture in the late evening sky as it heads towards opposition next year in early February.(…)
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