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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

 

Tonight is the Opposition of Jupiter (8 March 2016)

Evening sky on Tuesday March 8 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 ACDST. The inset is the telescopic view of Jupiter at this time, showing all four Galliean Moons. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).

Jupiter is at opposition tonight (8th), when it is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth. If like me, you are clouded out tonight, Jupiter will be bright and excellent viewing for many weeks to come.

To keep ypu happy, here is a list of Jupiter Moon  and great Red Spot events for this month.

This table was created using The Planets 2.02 a free program available from http://www.cpac.org.uk

Times are AEDST, subtract 30 minutes for ACDST and 3 hours for AWST. Subtract 1 hour for standard time.
GRS = Great Red Spot. S = Shadow Transit, T = Transit


Tue 8 Mar 1:00 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Tue 8 Mar 20:52 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Wed 9 Mar 6:47 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Wed 9 Mar 22:41 Cal: Disappears into Eclipse 
Thu 10 Mar 1:42 Cal: Reappears from Eclipse 
Thu 10 Mar 2:38 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Thu 10 Mar 2:48 Gan: Transit Begins               T 
Thu 10 Mar 2:51 Gan: Shadow Transit Begins        ST 
Thu 10 Mar 4:51 Eur: Disappears into Occultation  ST 
Thu 10 Mar 5:55 Io : Transit Begins               STT 
Thu 10 Mar 5:57 Io : Shadow Transit Begins        SSTT 
Thu 10 Mar 5:58 Gan: Transit Ends                 SST 
Thu 10 Mar 6:10 Gan: Shadow Transit Ends          ST 
Thu 10 Mar 22:30 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Fri 11 Mar 3:07 Io : Disappears into Occultation 
Fri 11 Mar 5:26 Io : Reappears from Eclipse 
Fri 11 Mar 23:19 Eur: Transit Begins               T 
Fri 11 Mar 23:27 Eur: Shadow Transit Begins        ST 
Sat 12 Mar 0:21 Io : Transit Begins               STT 
Sat 12 Mar 0:25 Io : Shadow Transit Begins        SSTT 
Sat 12 Mar 2:05 Eur: Transit Ends                 SST 
Sat 12 Mar 2:16 Eur: Shadow Transit Ends          ST 
Sat 12 Mar 2:35 Io : Transit Ends                 S 
Sat 12 Mar 2:40 Io : Shadow Transit Ends 
Sat 12 Mar 4:16 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sat 12 Mar 21:33 Io : Disappears into Occultation 
Sat 12 Mar 23:55 Io : Reappears from Eclipse 
Sun 13 Mar 0:07 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sun 13 Mar 19:59 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sun 13 Mar 20:15 Gan: Reappears from Eclipse       ST 
Sun 13 Mar 20:56 Eur: Reappears from Eclipse       ST 
Sun 13 Mar 21:01 Io : Transit Ends                 S 
Sun 13 Mar 21:09 Io : Shadow Transit Ends 
Mon 14 Mar 5:54 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Tue 15 Mar 1:45 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Tue 15 Mar 21:37 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Thu 17 Mar 3:23 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Thu 17 Mar 6:03 Gan: Transit Begins               T 
Thu 17 Mar 23:15 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Fri 18 Mar 4:51 Io : Disappears into Occultation 
Fri 18 Mar 6:26 Cal: Transit Begins               T 
Sat 19 Mar 1:35 Eur: Transit Begins               T 
Sat 19 Mar 2:04 Eur: Shadow Transit Begins        STT 
Sat 19 Mar 2:04 Io : Transit Begins               STT 
Sat 19 Mar 2:19 Io : Shadow Transit Begins        SSTT 
Sat 19 Mar 4:19 Io : Transit Ends                 SST 
Sat 19 Mar 4:21 Eur: Transit Ends                 SS 
Sat 19 Mar 4:34 Io : Shadow Transit Ends          S 
Sat 19 Mar 4:52 Eur: Shadow Transit Ends 
Sat 19 Mar 5:01 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sat 19 Mar 23:17 Io : Disappears into Occultation 
Sun 20 Mar 0:53 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sun 20 Mar 1:49 Io : Reappears from Eclipse 
Sun 20 Mar 19:48 Gan: Disappears into Occultation 
Sun 20 Mar 20:11 Eur: Disappears into Occultation 
Sun 20 Mar 20:30 Io : Transit Begins               T 
Sun 20 Mar 20:44 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sun 20 Mar 20:47 Io : Shadow Transit Begins        ST 
Sun 20 Mar 22:45 Io : Transit Ends                 S 
Sun 20 Mar 23:03 Io : Shadow Transit Ends 
Sun 20 Mar 23:30 Eur: Reappears from Eclipse 
Mon 21 Mar 0:14 Gan: Reappears from Eclipse 
Mon 21 Mar 20:18 Io : Reappears from Eclipse 
Tue 22 Mar 2:31 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Tue 22 Mar 22:22 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Thu 24 Mar 4:09 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Fri 25 Mar 0:00 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Fri 25 Mar 19:51 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sat 26 Mar 3:49 Io : Transit Begins               T 
Sat 26 Mar 3:51 Eur: Transit Begins               TT 
Sat 26 Mar 4:13 Io : Shadow Transit Begins        STT 
Sat 26 Mar 4:41 Eur: Shadow Transit Begins        SSTT 
Sat 26 Mar 5:47 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sat 26 Mar 19:35 Cal: Reappears from Eclipse 
Sun 27 Mar 1:01 Io : Disappears into Occultation 
Sun 27 Mar 1:38 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sun 27 Mar 3:44 Io : Reappears from Eclipse 
Sun 27 Mar 21:29 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Sun 27 Mar 22:15 Io : Transit Begins               T 
Sun 27 Mar 22:25 Eur: Disappears into Occultation  T 
Sun 27 Mar 22:41 Io : Shadow Transit Begins        ST 
Sun 27 Mar 23:06 Gan: Disappears into Occultation  ST 
Mon 28 Mar 0:29 Io : Transit Ends                 S 
Mon 28 Mar 0:57 Io : Shadow Transit Ends 
Mon 28 Mar 2:03 Eur: Reappears from Eclipse 
Mon 28 Mar 4:12 Gan: Reappears from Eclipse 
Mon 28 Mar 19:28 Io : Disappears into Occultation 
Mon 28 Mar 22:12 Io : Reappears from Eclipse 
Tue 29 Mar 3:16 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Tue 29 Mar 19:25 Io : Shadow Transit Ends          ST 
Tue 29 Mar 19:47 Eur: Transit Ends                 S 
Tue 29 Mar 20:48 Eur: Shadow Transit Ends 
Tue 29 Mar 23:07 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 
Thu 31 Mar 4:54 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian 

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