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Offline Sirgod

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-/\- Jupier is coming closer then ever.
« on: September 20, 2010, 02:09:24 am »
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/09/19/jupiter-closest-this-week-not-again-until-2022/#more-25082


Been outside at midnight lately? There’s something you really need to see. Jupiter is approaching Earth for the closest encounter between the two planets in more than a decade–and it is dazzling.

The night of closest approach is Sept. 20-21st. This is also called “the night of opposition” because Jupiter will be opposite the sun, rising at sunset and soaring overhead at midnight. Among all denizens of the midnight sky, only the Moon itself will be brighter.

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Re: -/\- Jupier is coming closer then ever.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 08:30:12 am »
Got off work at midnight last night and noticed how big it was when I got home. Very cool to see.
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Re: -/\- Jupier is coming closer then ever.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 10:37:10 am »
I've been watching it for awhile now.  You can't miss0 it.
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Re: -/\- Jupier is coming closer then ever.
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 02:41:08 pm »
it has been awesome. tonight and tomorrow will be great viewing indeed!
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