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PostPosted: January 18th, 2017, 4:33 pm 
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This object and its attendant large moons are so much fun to see over, say, a period of a couple of weeks. The interplay of the

Below are the times during which Jupiter reaches an altitude of thirty degrees in the Baton Rouge sky...
19 January = 2:21am
22 January = 2:10am
25 January = 1:59am
28 January = 1:48am
31 January = 1:36am
3 February = 1:25am
6 February = 1:13am
9 February = 1:01am
12 February = 12:49am
15 February = 12:37am
18 February = 12:25am
It can be seen that Jupiter will become an evening object by late February.

On Tuesday 24 January at 2:15am one can catch Io isolated on one side of Jupiter, with the other three Galileans (Europa, Ganymede and Callisto) congregating on the other side.


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2017, 5:15 pm 
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From 5:33am to 6:33am CST tomorrow Jupiter can be seen about three-and-a-half degrees from the Virgo luminary Spica. Anyone who magnifies Jupiter at this time will see Callisto off to itself on one side and (in order) Europa, Io and Ganymede on the other side. It's Jovian season again!


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PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 5:03 pm 
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Jupiter will reach fifteen degrees altitude at 11:08pm CST, about three-and-three-quarters degrees from Spica. During this time Europa will be on one side and the other Galileans together opposite--in order Io, Ganymede and Callisto. (Keep in mind, the Moon at 11:22pm.)


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2017, 12:29 pm 
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Below are the times during which Jupiter reaches an altitude of thirty degrees in the Baton Rouge sky...
18 March = 11:19pm
21 March = 11:06pm
24 March = 10:52pm
27 March = 10:38pm
30 March = 10:25pm
2 April = 10:11pm
5 April = 9:57pm
8 April = 9:44pm
11 April = 9:30pm
14 April = 9:16pm
17 April = 9:02pm
Remember, all times are Daylight now.

On 5 April Jupiter will be 0˚10' SSW of magnitude 4.4 A-class Theta Virginis.


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PostPosted: May 4th, 2017, 5:19 pm 
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From the fifth to the eighth the Moon slides past Jupiter, conjuncting with in on the seventh...
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/WebVic17_May07ev.jpg

On Saturday the sixth a wonderful arc will be created by three different galactic treasures (west to east)...Earth's own Moon, Jupiter and the magnitude 1.0 B-class star Spica. It will be seen best from about 9:30pm to 1:15am CDT.


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