Fwd: A Close Encounter with Jupiter
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From: "SpaceWeather.com" <swlist@...>
Subject: A Close Encounter with Jupiter
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 12:03:15 -0600
Space Weather News for April 2, 2005
When Jupiter rises at sundown on Sunday, April 3rd, the giant planet will
be at its closest to Earth all year long. Step outside, face east and
look toward the horizon. To the naked eye, Jupiter resembles a very bright
star, almost three times brighter than Sirius. Seen through a backyard
telescope, that "star" reveals itself as a full-fledged world with clouds,
spots and moons.
If you miss Jupiter on April 3rd, don't worry. It will remain close to
Earth, bright and easy to see, for many weeks to come. Visit
Spaceweather.com for sky maps and images.