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Hubble Spies Jupiter Eclipses

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posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 07:20 AM
At first glance, Jupiter looks like it has a mild case of the measles. Five spots -- one colored white, one blue, and three black -- are scattered across the upper half of the planet. Closer inspection by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals that these spots are actually a rare alignment of three of Jupiter's moons -- Io, Ganymede, and Callisto -- across the planet's face.

In this composite image from near-infrared light, the telltale signatures of this alignment are the shadows (the three black circles) cast by the moons. Io's shadow is located just above center and to the left; Ganymede's on the planet's left edge; and Callisto's near the right edge. Only two of the moons, however, are visible in this image. Io is the white circle in the center of the image, and Ganymede is the blue circle at upper right. Callisto is out of the image and to the right.

Here is a link where you can see Jupiter:
And here you can download a short animation:
And another ilustration of Jupiter:
Have fun with it

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:01 PM
Thats pretty dang cool!

Thanks for bringing that to our attention!

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 10:15 AM
i'm glad that only one person is happy!!!

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 03:59 PM

Yeah, People still arguing politics, and election stuff..
Still, I must say, the animation is one of the coolest ones I've seen of

And if you can make just one person happy, your Job is done...!!

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 04:43 PM
Awesome stuff! I like the short animation


posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 04:48 PM
i had my alram clock set for me to wake up and go wathc it myself that didnt work that well.....

yea when you sid 5 spots i was freaking out because i know for a fact you cant have more than 3 shadow transits on jupiter at once.

3 shadow transist are rare 2 shadow transists happen monthly and one shadow transits happen almost weekly

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 03:07 PM
sory mizar ,so what you want to tell me i really don't belive that one shadow happen almost wekly.Can you tell me why is it so hapening??

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 04:51 PM
im perty sure that it happens like weekly i m not 100% sure

( counslts backyard astronomer bible....)

The four major satelites of Jupiter
Name Orbital Period in days
Io 1.77
Europa 3.55
Ganymede 7.16
Callisto 16.69

that should be enough information to prove that almsot once a week ther is a shadow of a moon on jupiter

[edit on 8-11-2004 by Mizar]

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 04:56 PM
if you want more evidince i can coppy with my scanner all teh information on transit times from October november and december to prove that almost every night jupiters moons do something.

posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 04:19 AM
Great Pics and animation...Thanks for that.

posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 05:19 AM
okey mizar you can copy this thing that you said ,but please be fast.You can copy all the information on transmit times from this months please!!!

posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 06:31 AM
here this is for next month if you want any month this year ask

all the information on how to read the charts is in there

i cant find my november issue of sky and telescope so i couldnt coppy the november info but if i do find it in my locker at school today ill coppy thoes for you too.

[edit on 16-11-2004 by Mizar]

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 12:58 PM
thank you very much for this many informations!!Please copy this and send it to me when you found it at school.

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