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Centaur
2015-Dec-17, 10:48 PM
The giant planet Jupiter now rises before local midnight near the Leo-Virgo border, and continues to shine brightly as dawn approaches. It will appear in opposition to the Sun on 2016 MAR 08. Around that date it will be rising about sunset, transiting your meridian at local midnight, and setting about sunrise. These events will occur four or five minutes earlier each succeeding day.

My more detailed description of the current Jupiter apparition appears on my Jupiter webpage: www.CurtRenz.com/jupiter.html

On that webpage you’ll find a number of Jupiter related charts that I have created, including preview graphics and data for Jupiter’s four large Galilean satellites and their shadow transits across the planet.

Photos and descriptions of Jupiter and its natural satellites would be welcome additions to this thread.