Daytime Sighting of Jupiter

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Click on graphic to see full size.

   Late this evening or tomorrow morning, depending on your time zone, the waning gibbous Moon will be rising near the planet Jupiter. The two will be around 7 degrees apart as the banner graphic at the top of the page shows, or as is shown in this graphic which is set for 25 October at 6 UT (1 am CDT).

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   If you are a later in the morning person, or would like a sort of challenge, the Moon will be over the southern horizon at sunrise and still near Jupiter. Jupiter is bright enough to still be visible even at around 7 am local time as this graphic shows. Find the Moon and then look straight above and a little to the left for a bright ‘star’ and you will have found Jupiter. For a challenge, a daytime observation, wait for an hour or so after the Sun has risen and see if you can still find Jupiter, but now in the daytime.

   
   
   
   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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