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MHS
2001-Dec-01, 07:18 PM
I read on SpaceWeather.com that skywatchers in North-America and Europe could see Saturn near the Moon. So I openened the doors of the room my scope is in and I aimed at one of the many 'stars' I could see and... it was Saturn!! Despite the fact that it was so close to the moon, I've never seen anything like it before.

> Michiel <

Kaptain K
2001-Dec-01, 08:07 PM
Check again tonight and tomorrow night. The bright "star" near the moon will be Jupiter.

The Rat
2001-Dec-01, 08:16 PM
You two are lucky you don't live in Toronto. Over the past couple of weeks we've been batting .000

Leonids - Fog

Mars and Uranus almost bangin' into each other Tuesday night - Thick overcast

Lunar occultation of Saturn last night - overcast

Happens all the time around here...

Wiley
2001-Dec-01, 10:21 PM
On 2001-12-01 15:16, The Rat wrote:
You two are lucky you don't live in Toronto. Over the past couple of weeks we've been batting .000

Leonids - Fog

Mars and Uranus almost bangin' into each other Tuesday night - Thick overcast

Lunar occultation of Saturn last night - overcast

Happens all the time around here...



Plus it's damn cold. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Actually I think Toronto is a great city (in the summer).

MHS
2001-Dec-02, 12:56 PM
On 2001-12-01 15:07, Kaptain K wrote:
Check again tonight and tomorrow night. The bright "star" near the moon will be Jupiter.



I watched Jupiter too yesterdaynight and again this was a beautiful sight! I could see the four moons lined up perfectly. When I came home from a friend in the middle of the night (about 3 am) the sky was SO clear. It's a shame that my scope is in my parents' bedroom /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif.

> Michiel <

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Dec-04, 08:58 AM
Check out Jupiter tonight, and you can watch Europa chase Io across the face.

OK, so you'll have to stay up awhile...

The Rat
2001-Dec-04, 03:02 PM
On 2001-12-01 17:21, Wiley wrote:


On 2001-12-01 15:16, The Rat wrote:
You two are lucky you don't live in Toronto. Over the past couple of weeks we've been batting .000

Leonids - Fog

Mars and Uranus almost bangin' into each other Tuesday night - Thick overcast

Lunar occultation of Saturn last night - overcast

Happens all the time around here...



Plus it's damn cold. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Actually I think Toronto is a great city (in the summer).


Cold?! It's supposed to go up to 13C today, Dec. 4.

We are going to pay for this BIG TIME!

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Dec-05, 12:28 AM
Jan. 30, Io and Callisto are in front of Jupiter at the same time--I think the timing is right for viewers in Europe, but not NA