Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moon conjunction with Jupiter.

Sure, but not our moon this time.  Every now and then the moon will be perfectly aligned in the sky for a conjunction of another planet or even a total occultation of the distant planet where the moon will pass in front.  We don't see these here in Seattle too often since rare events are usually cursed by bad weather.
Here is a unique view of Mars' moon Phobos passing in front of Jupiter viewed from the European's Mars Express spacecraft a few days ago.

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