Fwd = New Year, Giant Planet
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Originally from: SpaceWeather.com <spaceweather@...>
Original Subject: New Year, Giant Planet
Original Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 02:36:25 -0600
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Space Weather News for Dec. 31, 2001
JUPITER: Tonight, New Year's Eve revelers in the northern hemisphere might
notice a bright star overhead competing for attention with traditional
fireworks. It's the giant planet Jupiter, which comes closer than usual
to Earth on January 1, 2002. Visit SpaceWeather.com for more information.
THE SUN: On Friday, Dec. 28th, space satellites recorded a remarkable
solar explosion from an active region hidden behind the Sun's eastern
limb. The source of the blast, a large and complex sunspot group, is
coming into view today.
MOON SHOTS: The Moon skirted through the outskirts of Earth's shadow on
Sunday, Dec. 30th, and experienced a "penumbral" lunar eclipse. Visit our
growing photo gallery to see what it looked like -- and to enjoy the
Moon's eye-catching close encounter with a bright planet.
Happy New Year from SpaceWeather.com!
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