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One more chance to see Jupiter in the sky Tuesday

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If you didn’t see Jupiter hanging out beside the moon Monday night, you have another chance tonight before the clouds roll into the Mid-South by sunrise.

Jupiter will be shining a little over two degrees to the upper left of the almost full moon. Jupiter will be much brighter than usual, and after having made its closest approach to the moon on Monday, it will look like a big, bright star right next to the slightly dimmed full moon thanks to a weak penumbral eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse is where the full moon moves into Earth’s shadow to ever-so-slightly darken the night sky. That will be hard to see unless you have a very keen eye, but Jupiter will be nice and bright next to the moon.

Lester Fandel captured a great image last night from Bristol, TN (see below). Maybe you can do the same tonight. Get your cameras ready!


(Photo Credit: space.com)

Spencer Denton
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