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(NASA)   Monday, Jupiter will be the closest it has been to Earth in 59 years and will also have the opposition so it will be unusually bright and you will lose no matter what you choose to move   (blogs.nasa.gov) divider line
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2022-09-24 12:24:42 PM  
It was very bright this morning.
 
2022-09-24 12:54:07 PM  
I have seen it and had to do a double take on several nights/mornings
 
2022-09-24 1:30:15 PM  
Being a Gemini this doesn't really effect me, but I think I'll wear a few extra crystals just to be on the safe side.
 
2022-09-24 1:39:24 PM  
Jupiter's opposition occurs every 13 months, making the planet appear larger and brighter than any other time of the year. But that's not all. Jupiter will also make its closest approach to Earth since 1963 - almost six decades ago! This happens because Earth and Jupiter do not orbit the Sun in perfect circles - meaning the planets will pass each other at different distances throughout the year.

Wrong! The the planets do not pass each other "throughout the year". They pass each other every 13 months, at opposition.

Jupiter's closest approach to Earth rarely coincides with opposition, which means this year's views will be extraordinary.

Also wrong. Jupiter's closest approach to Earth always coincides with opposition. That's just geometry. They mean to say that opposition rarely coincides with Jupiter's closest approach to the Sun, which makes it unusually close to the Earth as well.
 
2022-09-24 1:56:25 PM  
I remember the Mars Hoax, so I made this for laughs.

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2022-09-24 2:45:03 PM  
good one, subby, Capablanca would be proud
 
2022-09-24 2:51:00 PM  
Watched a shadow transit last night, with the transiting moon bright against the planet's disk. Beautiful.
 
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2022-09-24 3:05:54 PM  
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2022-09-24 3:49:06 PM  
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
 
2022-09-24 4:16:59 PM  
If black makes a move, he will lose to Jupiter as there is nothing black can do to prevent Jupiter from queening.

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/And skipping your move is not allowed. You might as well resign as not even the best player in the universe prevent Jupiter from winning assuming that Jupiter does not fark up.
 
2022-09-24 6:43:55 PM  
A little jovial music please...

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
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2022-09-24 8:50:26 PM  
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2022-09-24 11:16:51 PM  
I had been noticing it in the night sky recently.  Usually I see Mars.  My cheap backyard scope managed to give me a significant resolved disk and four dots that are presumably the larger moons.

I really have to spring for a decent reflector one of these days, but I keep putting it off because between clouds and light pollution it is difficult to justify for a handful of viewings a year.
 
2022-09-24 11:36:58 PM  
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