Jupiter at Western Quadrature

Whoops! I posted this a day early. Jupiter is at western quadrature on Saturday the 12th, not today the 11th.

Click on graphic to see full size.

Click on graphic to see full size.

   Today the giant planet gas Jupiter reaches the point along its orbit around the Sun where Jupiter would be described as being at western quadrature. It is at a 90 degree angle relative to the Earth and the Sun.
   Where is Jupiter currently? Jupiter rises a couple of hours after midnight local time and by sunrise is very high above the southeastern horizon in the constellation Gemini the Twins. Click here to see a picture of this area I took a couple of days ago. (note: the labels were added, they are not in the sky!)

   
   
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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