Thursday, October 10, 2013

Simulation of Jupiter's October 12, 2013 TRIPLE TRANSIT

Using screen captures on Grischa Hahn's WinJUPOS (http://jupos.privat.t-online.de/) I put together this animation.  Starting at 20131012 0315UTC and ending 0815UTC this animation steps through in increments of 15minutes.



During the "Triple Transit" we will see three shadows on Jupiter's disk at the same time.  The shadows of Io, Europa and Callisto will all fall on the visible side of Jupiter at the same time.  After the shadows of Io and Europa move off the edge a true double transit will take place.

These events are rare so go out and enjoy this one, I have never seen a triple transit since I started to observer Jupiter back in 2007.

All times are in UTC and you will need to convert to your local timezone.  I hope these screenshots and animations help your planning efforts and clear skies to you.

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I think I'm the kind of person who doesn't like strong opinions.  It doesn't matter if I agree with your opinion or not, it's not factual, it never will be 100% factual and I don't care for it.  That's probably why I hate politics.

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x