2 Feb 2016

February| When best to see Jupiter's Moons & the Great Red Spot


The graphic on the left shows the position of Jupiter's Galleon Moons -- Io, Europa, Ganymede & Calisto -- up until 29 February.
 
The moon's are visible in small telescopes, even binoculars as they move round Jupiter.
Click on the image to enlarge.
 
Jupiter's famous feature the Great Red Spot is centred on longitude 240 degrees and lies in the southern equatorial belt.

The Times when the spot transits the central meridian are given below in UT (Universal Time) for the UK.
 
Again click on the table to enlarge.
 
 

 

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