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Jupiter is Dancing with the moon tonight-

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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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WOW! Jupiter is really bright tonight and so close to the moon! Just passing that along, here a little article, but head out for yourself its beautiful!!www.space.com...

The moon, appearing as a waxing gibbous phase, two-thirds illuminated, will appear to stand well above a very bright, non-twinkling, silvery "star." But it won't be a star that will be keeping the moon company on the second night of the New Year, but the largest planet in the solar system: Jupiter.

Jupiter is currently boldly shining fully three times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky (which comes up above the southeast horizon around 6:45 p.m.). It appears about 3 1/2 times dimmer than the dazzling planet Venus which itself appears to mimic a brilliant lamp well up in the southwest at nightfall.




posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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I wont say Jupiter is very bright tonight, but i'll attribute that to the fact
that it is very close to the moon tonight. Unlike other nights I have seen it.
It is still bright, brighter than Sirius,but I have seen Jupiter on other nights
as I look at the sky almost every night, and it has been brighter.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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lol, it's freezing out there. I'm staying in.

Plus, it's too cloudy to see anything.

Don't forget Wednesday is suppose to be a meteor shower night.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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reply to post by AllUrChips
 


I'm about to go outside right now lol

Lemme check it out brb



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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reply to post by IEtherianSoul9
 


Well? Is it clear where you are? Its beautiful here in Colorado
Nice n clear!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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reply to post by Manhater
 


Thanks for the heads up, I love celestial events

Stars for you!!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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Yeah I saw it and boy was it COLD outside. I'm surprised I saw it though, because it was pretty cloudy out.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Just went out and checked it out...very cool!

Thanks for the heads up OP!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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I was on a walk with the hound a few hours ago and noticed the pair.
I knew the ats community would have a thread. Thanks OP for the initiative.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Here a pick i just took.

i806.photobucket.com...



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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I was just outside looking at Jupiter through my telescope. It is awesome to see the 4 maybe 5 (not sure if its a moon or another star in the distance) moons around it. Awesome View!!

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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Sweet!! thanks for sharing that



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