April 26, 2017

Astro-Event of the Week: September 2nd-8th 2008; A Double Shadow Transit!

Double Transit.

Jupiter; The Evening of September 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT.

(Credit: Stellarium). 

   The Jovian system of moons is a place where things happen. Shadow transits are probably the most dramatic event to be seen in this “mini solar system.” It’s definitely cool to watch the inky black dot shadow of a moon sliding silently above the cloud tops of Jupiter. [Read more...]