jupiter

Now is is what we call “Northern Lights”

Solar storms are triggering X-ray auroras on Jupiter that are about eight times brighter than normal over a large area of the planet and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s “northern lights,” according to…


Moon and Jupiter close together tonight

The Moon tonight, close to Jupiter, upper left. Go outside and see the show if skies are clear. Local time 02:55 CET in Utrecht, cold outside….. Click for a larger version.


Juno almost at Jupiter

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully executed a maneuver to adjust its flight path today, Feb. 3. The maneuver refined the spacecraft’s trajectory, helping set the stage for Juno’s arrival at the solar system’s largest planetary…


Great Red Shrinking Spot

Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced new maps of Jupiter that show the continuing changes in its famous Great Red Spot. The images also reveal a rare wave structure in the planet’s…




Close celestial buddies

Tonight at around 22:30 local time it must be dark enough in the Northern Hemisphere (and it’s certainly dark enough in the Southern and winter parts of our globe) to see Jupiter and Venus very…