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(Yahoo)   Jupiter moon close encounter tonight see live- OUTSIDE, NOW   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 77
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2013-01-21 08:56:32 PM  
fark that, I can see it live online.
 
2013-01-21 08:57:49 PM  
I was outside half hour ago, looked up, and saw this brightness close to the moon. I was taken aback, and thought that in my semi-drunkeness that I failed to see it before. Just went back out, with my trusty tele I've had since college. Pretty damn cool.
 
2013-01-21 09:00:33 PM  
Are you kidding? It's 7 below zero outside and windy.
 
2013-01-21 09:02:53 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Are you kidding? It's 7 below zero outside and windy.


This
 
2013-01-21 09:05:41 PM  
What is this outside you speak of?
 
2013-01-21 09:06:27 PM  
Yup it was there
 
2013-01-21 09:06:29 PM  
I just took a quick peek through binoculars. Wish I had steadier hands.

Jupiter looks like a spangle of light next to the not quite round silver coin of the moon.

The sunlight is striking the rim of a really big lunar crater just a bit over the terminator, definitely north of the lunar equator.

What a pretty sight.
 
2013-01-21 09:07:02 PM  
Boooo! I have tons of cloud cover. :(
 
2013-01-21 09:09:00 PM  
I had no idea that we ever got anywhere NEAR Jupiter's moons!
 
2013-01-21 09:09:09 PM  
And all I see is snow
 
2013-01-21 09:10:07 PM  
OK, gonna try to SLOOH up now.
 
2013-01-21 09:10:41 PM  

SpdrJay: I had no idea that we ever got anywhere NEAR Jupiter's moons!


Yup.  All of them, except Europa.
 
2013-01-21 09:10:52 PM  
http://events.slooh.com/
 
2013-01-21 09:14:15 PM  

Kittypie070: http://events.slooh.com/


Pretty AWESOME!
 
2013-01-21 09:15:28 PM  
static2.fjcdn.com
 
2013-01-21 09:15:33 PM  
One of the rare astronomical events for which the skies were cooperative.  Thanks, subby!  I owe you a beer or an Ecto Cooler or whatever you drink.

antidisestablishmentarianism: Are you kidding? It's 7 below zero outside and windy.


It's negative three Kelvin outside but it was still worth it.
 
2013-01-21 09:17:45 PM  
Well shiat me, all there is on SLOOH are those goddamn talking heads.

I take back the recommendation :(
 
2013-01-21 09:22:56 PM  
It's snowing outside. BOOO-URNS.
 
2013-01-21 09:23:23 PM  
You lucky bastards and your "sky."

The south willamette valley has had nonstop unremitting fog for a week with no end in sight it seems. The first few days were kinda cool, then it got old, now I just want to see the sun again. Or ride home under the clouds, instead of through them.

/grumble grumble
 
2013-01-21 09:23:38 PM  

Kittypie070: Well shiat me, all there is on SLOOH are those goddamn talking heads.


They're suggesting it's an auspicious time for a human sacrifice, so dig out those ceremonial daggers.
 
2013-01-21 09:24:08 PM  
FTFA: The planet Jupiter and Earth's moon will star is a dazzling spectacle in the night sky tonight, weather permitting.

moon will star is a dazzling spectacle? farking A, people. You get PAID to write. At least do it well.

\cloud cover grumpy
 
2013-01-21 09:29:41 PM  
Call me when they moon Uranus.
 
2013-01-21 09:30:13 PM  
Screw it. The Earth is to cold to be going outside and looking at that shiat.
 
2013-01-21 09:33:38 PM  
Weird stuff going on with the Moon and Jupiter? Everyone check your backyards for monoliths!
 
2013-01-21 09:34:09 PM  
looks nice
 
2013-01-21 09:41:54 PM  
I may attempt a landing there.
 
2013-01-21 09:43:02 PM  
I would totally check this out, if seattle area washington wasnt in the middle of slipping away into silent hill.
 
2013-01-21 09:43:04 PM  

poonesfarm: Weird stuff going on with the Moon and Jupiter? Everyone check your backyards for monoliths!



My god it's full of Stars
 
2013-01-21 09:51:12 PM  
It's quite visible tonight, even with the light pollution from LA.
 
2013-01-21 09:53:20 PM  
How to make your neighbors wonder "What is wrong with that guy?" 101 stand in your driveway, wearing a black hoodie and red headlight and try to explain to your 6 year old that she needs to look in the telescope not touch the telescope.
 
2013-01-21 09:53:33 PM  

Jaws_Victim: I would totally check this out, if seattle area washington wasnt in the middle of slipping away into silent hill.


Aye. Also, damn clouds. The scourge of Washington state sky watchers. Least it isn't raining or snowing I guess.
 
2013-01-21 09:54:46 PM  
Looks cool here in Orlando, FL. :-)
 
2013-01-21 09:54:56 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: SpdrJay: I had no idea that we ever got anywhere NEAR Jupiter's moons!

Yup.  All of them, except Europa.


Attempt no landing there.
 
2013-01-21 09:56:25 PM  
www.24psd.com :(
 
2013-01-21 09:57:20 PM  
Saw it. Was so happy! (Easily amused here.)
 
2013-01-21 10:08:36 PM  
I tried, but then I got disseminated.

:(
 
2013-01-21 10:13:00 PM  
Can anyone identify that crater with the lit-up rim I pointed out earlier?

I'm too dang lazy to consult a lunar map at the moment. :p
 
2013-01-21 10:14:39 PM  

braedan: It's snowing outside. BOOO-URNS.


rlv.zcache.com
I was saying Boo-urns...
 
2013-01-21 10:14:52 PM  
Yeah, I look outside and all I see really is this:

upload.wikimedia.org


/note, not actual photo from outside mah house, but dang close enough
//plus it's below freezing
 
2013-01-21 10:17:24 PM  

Kittypie070: Can anyone identify that crater with the lit-up rim I pointed out earlier?


The Hollywood Bowl.
 
2013-01-21 10:19:48 PM  
Stupid near miracle of physics, keeping water suspended in the sky and obscuring my view!

/aka "damn clouds"
 
2013-01-21 10:22:19 PM  
Friggin' weather keeping me from going. Too damn cloudy and cold. And I want to try out the digital camera mount I got for my telescope.
 
2013-01-21 10:24:35 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: And I want to try out the digital camera mount I got for my telescope.


I've been thinking about getting one of those, may need a new telescope 1st though.
 
2013-01-21 10:27:45 PM  
Moon and Jupiter

Wandered out of the house to take this with smartphone pressed against telescope eyepiece.
/first time trying cell and tele combo. results are good.
 
2013-01-21 10:33:57 PM  
Moon

taken with meade 60mm telescope and holding cell in other hand.
 
2013-01-21 10:45:13 PM  
Clear night in Norfolk. I can see it from my bedroom windows. Too cold to get the camera and go out.
 
2013-01-21 10:58:22 PM  
Went out tonight and got a pretty good look at Jupiter and we think Ganymede and Callisto. Makes it pretty easy to get your bearings when you start out by just looking for the brightest thing in the sky.
 
2013-01-21 10:59:37 PM  
I just took out my new spotting scope and checked it out. Not ideal for celestial viewing, but was able to see Jupiter pretty clearly and perhaps a moon of Jupiter.


/it's a streetlight
 
2013-01-21 11:01:23 PM  
But... I heard there are bears in this "outside" of which you speak.
 
2013-01-21 11:08:10 PM  
I forgot I have a sliding glass door in the living room and a clear shot. Here you go! Taken with a Canon 7D and a 200mm lens.

i15.photobucket.com
 
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