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Jupiter Watch: 09/21/10

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posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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Mods sorry this isnt an appropiate forum please move it to the Space Forum, my mistake


I would like to make this thread the general update thread for Ats members and their Jupiter Watch


As many of you have heard on September 21, 2010 Jupitar will be closest to Earth since October 1963
This is a very exciting event for skywatchers, and astronomers.

The main point of this thread is to talk about your location and your view of the planet, and after the event if there are any pictures you may post them here for everyone else to see




Hope everyone enjoys the night sky tomorrow night,
Love and Peace
Kelliott




posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:27 PM
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Jupiter


Good idea for a thread, but should probably be in the space forum, for future reference. Will be interesting to see how much detail we will be able to see from earth. Looking forward to some decent pics of the moons



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:27 PM
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For you Sky experts out there I have one question:

I am located alongside of Lake Ontario, a little city called Kingston.

I am wondering if any oculd tell me where i may be able to spot out Jupitar from here. Kingston is located between Toronto and Ottawa just so you know
When i look at the moon it is rising in the South, East. hope that helps.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Ozweatherman, thank you
i too am very excited for this event and hope some of our members get some great pictures



Love and Peace
Kelliott



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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For people watching the sky in Ontario, look out for some strange red star or orange star at the night, i haven't seen that one before, and please take pictures of these blinking stars, what some say might be alien spaceships



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posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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Actually i am in that region, right on Lake Ontario and i was out at about 10:00pm tonight (40 minutes ago) and i coould/can see this star in the North, East sky. The star/planet is strobing red/orange, any experts in the field explain this ? i think it could be a planet, posibly Mercury ?



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Dont you know how to use stellarium.com to check?

I would look it up for you but that wont get you to start using it.

Good luck and I hope its something unknown!



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:04 PM
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Good call overtime, ive never used the website before but tonight will be a first for this special event



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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Cool! Let me know what it was



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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blaah ... My computer is very slow, as i am using a HP Mini with windows 7 starter in the middle of the country


i know..... not a good mix



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Kelliott
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
 


Actually i am in that region, right on Lake Ontario and i was out at about 10:00pm tonight (40 minutes ago) and i coould/can see this star in the North, East sky. The star/planet is strobing red/orange, any experts in the field explain this ? i think it could be a planet, posibly Mercury ?

That was probably the bright star Capella. Way up north it rises much earlier than it does down here in florida, where even at 11pm I can't yet see it.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Here's an image of Jupiter I acquired about two weeks ago.
farm5.static.flickr.com...
I recorded the planet for about 3 hours last night monitoring for any new impacts but didn't see anything yet. I still need to go over all the footage intently, but it takes a lot of time. Unfortunately there's way too much video to get it all up on the web.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:50 PM
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If you have Dish network go to channel 287 now and look at this, a view of Earth Live but something Unusual, A Large EYE on the Screen. time now 11:49 pm EST



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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I'm from Windsor ON, Canada, can anyone give me some advice on where to look tomorrow night?



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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bummer, been raining for the last 3 days here.

and it won't clear up soon.




lantau island, hong kong.


edit on 20-9-2010 by fooks because: location



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:12 PM
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OMG that is a great picture! I would love the telescope you have. How did you do that?

Also what is that in your avy?



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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Don't worry. Jupiter wasn't all that much farther away yesterday than it is today and it won't be much farther away tomorrow. Not enough so you would notice a difference. A difference of about 15,000 km out of about 592,000,000.




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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:24 AM
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Does having Jupiter close increase Earths chances of an unknown object hitting us??

I only ask because I've heard Jupiter's gravity often saves Earth by pulling asteroids and such away, but now its as close as it gets..



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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It's a two edged sword. Well, more like a 1.00000001 edged sword.

An object which is "aimed" at Earth would be deflected by Jupiter if it passes close enough to it or destroyed if it hits it. But there is a chance (a very very small chance) that an object which was not aimed at Earth would be if it is deflected (just right) by Jupiter. The chances for the former are far greater than that of the latter. But the proximity of Jupiter to Earth is not relevant to either scenario.


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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 02:34 AM
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Thanks, so it isnt close enough for Earth to be inbetween an object being drawn in by Jupiter?

Its just closer than normal...I get it



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