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Jupiter Apparition - Opposition 2018 MAY 08

A plotting of the planet in equatorial coordinates of current date during 2017 DEC 12 to 2018 OCT 06 - See article below.

Jupiter Declinations and Altitudes at Oppositions

A graphic plotting of Jupiter through the zodiac at oppositions, plus printed data of its right ascensions, declinations and transit altitudes

Jupiter Stellar Magnitude - 2018-19

Graph of the brightness of Jupiter measured in stellar magnitude

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                  2017-18 APPARITION OF JUPITER


Giant Jupiter is becoming lost in the glare of the Sun, as its current apparition approaches its end.


   Jupiter’s opposition from the Sun occurred on 2018 MAY 08-09 with Jupiter in the sky all night. Apparent direct motion in right ascension resumed on 2018 JUL 10. Eastern quadrature (90° from Sun) was reached on AUG 06 before conjunction behind the Sun on NOV 26.


NOTES: Event dates in this article are for North American Central Time. Galilean satellite positions are calculated utilizing the high accuracy algorithm of Jay H. Lieske.


*  A meridian transit occurs when a celestial body crosses an observer’s local north-south line in the sky. That is practically simultaneous with culmination, i.e. the highest altitude for the day. The Jupiter meridian transit times in the above linked graph can be easily transformed for your location. The given times are nearly the same for the central meridians of all time zones, i.e. those evenly divisible by 15° such as 75°, 90°, 105° or 120°. Do not adjust to UT. Simply add to the chart time 4 minutes for each degree west of a central meridian, or subtract 4 minutes for each degree to the east. If on daylight savings time, add an hour.



              

 

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Galilean Satellites - Nightly Event Timetable

Nightly timetable for events involving the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter and their shadows

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Jupiter Angular Diameter - 2018-19

Graph of equatorial angular diameter of Jupiter measured in arcseconds - Distance in AU = 196.88 / angular diameter

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Jupiter Illumination Phase - 2018-19

Graph of the percentage of Jupiter’s apparent disk illuminated

Jupiter Apparent Axial Tilt Graph - 2018-19

Graph of the tilt of Jupiter’s rotational axis as viewed from Earth Similar tilts for the orbital planes of its four Galilean satellites

Jupiter Meridian Transit Time* - 2018-19

Graph of the times that the planet Jupiter transits the prime meridian

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Galilean Satellites - Nightly Array Graphic

Nightly preview graphic depicting the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter and their shadows

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© Curt Renz

  Jupiter

Dual Shadow Transit - Overhead View - JAN 05

Preview of the shadows of #1 Io and #3 Ganymede transiting Jupiter during the morning as viewed from above Jupiter’s north pole

Dual Shadow Transit - View from Earth - JAN 05

Preview of the shadows of #1 Io and #3 Ganymede transiting Jupiter during the morning as viewed from Earth

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