Jupiter in 2013/14: Fascinating phenomena of Jupiter's moons.
Jupiter’s opposition is
always an opportunity for beautiful pictures of
the moons in transit with their shadows – sometimes directly in front of
their shadows – and observers have produced some fine examples from the
opposition this month, which are collected in the image set below.
Also, Jean-Jacques Poupeau in France produced a wonderful short movie of
simultaneous III OcD and I EcR on Jan.14. Cick the image below to watch it.
This autumn, Jupiter’s moons will begin a series of mutual eclipses and
occultations (mutual phenomena or ‘PheMus’). Predictions by Jean Meeus
have been posted by the BAA Computing Section at:
Last time these occurred, in 2009, observers were able to produce the
first resolved movies of the events, as you can see on Marc Delcroix’s
No doubt some of you will be able to do even better this time around.
John H. Rogers, Ph.D.
Jupiter Section Director,
British Astronomical Association