As promised: Jupiter and moons seen by SOHO

By Phil Plait | May 17, 2012 1:56 pm

A little while back, I wrote about Jupiter appearing in an image from NASA’s SOHO Sun-observing satellite. I promised that it would soon appear in a SOHO camera that had higher magnification, and we’d be able to see its moons.

I am not one to break promises:

Awesome. It helps to set the resolution to 720p to see the moons when they’re pointed out.

And just you wait: in early June, Venus will appear in the LASCO C3 and C2 cameras, on its way for a date transiting the Sun for the last time in over a century. I’ll have more about that event in a few days… I promise!

Tip o’ the occulting bar to SungrazerComets on Twitter.


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Pretty pictures
MORE ABOUT: Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, SOHO, Sun
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