View Full Version : Mutual Galilean Satellite Events - May 12-13

2015-May-11, 04:58 PM
During the night of May 12-13 (North American time zones) several mutual events will occur involving Jupiter’s four great Galilean satellites. During the early evening, #3 Ganymede will partially occult #2 Europa, while #1 Io is occulted by Jupiter, and #4 Callisto is eclipsed by Jupiter’s shadow. A little later in the evening Ganymede will partially occult Callisto, however the latter will still be eclipsed by Jupiter’s shadow. After that Ganymede will partially occult Io.

On my Jupiter webpage I’ve placed graphics previewing a couple of these events and a detailed timetable: www.CurtRenz.com/jupiter.html

Photos and descriptions of these events would be welcome additions to this thread.