Jupiter’s Lunar Court Goes Missing

Posted by Lydia on May 17th, 2008

(Well, temporarily, that is.)
From 3:50 to 4:08 UT on May 22, 2008, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto will be occulted. Observers in Europe, Africa, and on the east coast of the Americas (Boston and Miami, mainly) will be able to view this much awaited event for roughly eighteen minutes … If you look closely, weather permitting, of course, you will be able to see Europa‚Äôs shadow transiting the Jovian Disk. Ganymede will be hidden behind the planet and both Io and Callisto will be eclipsed in Jupiter’s western shadow. If you miss it this time, due to weather or your teen’s school prom, the next occurrence will be on September 3, 2009, when we, in the Americas, will have a two hour event.

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