Jupiter at West Quadrature

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Click on graphic to see it full size.

   Thursday 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 90o angle relative to the Earth and the Sun.
   Where is Jupiter currently? Jupiter rises around midnight local time and is located near the stars of Leo the Lion. Look for Jupiter to be just up to the right from Regulus, and as this graphic shows has the last quarter Moon nearby on the 14th.

   
   
   
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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   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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