n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon, 2005 April 22 : observer's page

Volume 64, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 5 & 6 104 observer's page Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon, 2005 April 22 Fiona Hobson An occultation of Jupiter by the Moon? I thought that I would miss this one: the Moon would be too low, the sky would be too bright, and I thought that on our farm near Graaff-Reinet I would be too far south to see a proper occultation. But, at about 17:50 while the Sun was busy setting, I had a peek at the Moon through binoculars. To my surprise, I could see Jupiter quite well, right next to the Moon and about to be covered by it! Quickly I opened the observatory. The Moon was ..

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