APOD: Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way (2019 Aug 07)

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APOD: Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way (2019 Aug 07)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:06 am

Image Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way

Explanation: This is a good month to see Jupiter. To find our Solar System's largest planet in your sky, look toward the southeast just after sunset -- Jupiter should be the brightest object in that part of the sky. If you have a binoculars or a small telescope, you should be able to see Jupiter's four brightest moons right nearby, and possibly some cloud bands. The featured image was taken about a month ago from the Persian Gulf. The image shows Jupiter just to the right of the nearly vertical band of the central disk of our Milky Way Galaxy. The unnamed rock formations appear in projection like the jaws of a giant monster ready to engulf the Jovian giant. When you see Jupiter, it may be interesting to know that NASA's robotic Juno spacecraft is simultaneously visiting and studying the giant planet. Saturn is also visible this month, and although it is nearby to Jupiter, it is not as bright.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way (2019 Aug 07)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:09 am

Jupiter has a BIG PIPE!!!

Great image...
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Re: APOD: Jupiter Engulfed and the Milky Way (2019 Aug 07)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:27 am

The rocky formations remind me of sculptures of lions! :shock: Jupiter shines bright between them! :D
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