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frogesque
2004-Dec-04, 08:48 AM
My apologies if this is being discussed elsewhere.

From spaceweather.com (http://www.spaceweather.com/)


On Tuesday, Dec. 7th, about an hour before sunrise, the crescent Moon will eclipse Jupiter.

jt-3d
2004-Dec-04, 09:24 AM
Yeah I started a thread (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=17645) but it's already dropped to page three now. Check the map it the other thread to find out if you'll even be able to see it. I don't thing I will.

frogesque
2004-Dec-04, 09:33 AM
Yeah I did (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=17645) but it's already dropped to page three now. Check the map it the other thread to find out if you'll even be able to see it. I don't thing I will.

OK sorry about that. Maps don't give coverage for Europe, Any ideas or links?

jt-3d
2004-Dec-04, 10:14 AM
Ha, once again I forgot there was a rest of the world. Not that I know of but it looks like europe is the place to be for this. The moon will be higher up over there so it will be later and easier for you to see. I'm counting on somebody over there to get us some really good shots of it.

EDIT: Well I plugged Glaskow into skyglobe and it doesn't look like it's going to overlap for ya'll. Looks like the US east coast or maybe west Africa is the place to be. Too far north and it doesn't overlap, too far south and it's still down, too far east and the sun will be up, too far west and it won't be up either. Darn finicky space.

mickal555
2004-Dec-04, 10:55 AM
soooooo........ no chance for us aussies :wink: