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mrmhead On about 5 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#1New Post! May 21, 2019 @ 11:34:53
Around the world, amateur astronomers are monitoring a strange phenomenon on the verge of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS). The giant storm appears to be unraveling



Once it was wide enough to swallow three Earths; now only one of our planet could fit inside the maelstrom.

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mrmhead On about 5 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#2New Post! Jun 07, 2019 @ 15:35:18
The biggest storm in the solar system is shrinking. Since mid-May, Jupiter's Great Red Spot has contracted a startling 3000 km, reducing the size of the anti-cyclone by nearly 20%. This 10-day movie created by Marco Vedovato of the JUPOS Project shows what's happening:





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Use the "Archives" section (upper right) to go back to June 7, if you're late

Somewhere I saw how we're at opposition with Jupiter on the 10th and with a good pair of binocs and a clear night you may be able to see 4 of it's moons!
chaski On about 6 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#3New Post! Jun 07, 2019 @ 15:46:25
Its probably Jupiter's version of global warming.

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rjh01 On June 09, 2019




Canberra, Australia
#4New Post! Jun 09, 2019 @ 23:16:28
@mrmhead Said

The biggest storm in the solar system is shrinking. Since mid-May, Jupiter's Great Red Spot has contracted a startling 3000 km, reducing the size of the anti-cyclone by nearly 20%. This 10-day movie created by Marco Vedovato of the JUPOS Project shows what's happening:





Spaceweather
Use the "Archives" section (upper right) to go back to June 7, if you're late

Somewhere I saw how we're at opposition with Jupiter on the 10th and with a good pair of binocs and a clear night you may be able to see 4 of it's moons!



Just passing. If your eyesight is really good and under ideal viewing conditions then you can see them with your bare eyes. They were discovered with a very primitive telescope by someone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei) who was not expecting to find them.

Now I run away again.
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