Jupiter And Moon Have Close Encounter Tonight: See It LIVE Online!
YAHOO.COM - The planet Jupiter and Earth's moon will star is a dazzling spectacle
in the night sky tonight, weather permitting. But even if bad weather
spoils your view, you can see celestial show live online in a free
Jupiter and the moon
will appear just a finger-width apart tonight (Jan. 21) for stargazers
across North America. In South America, some observers may even see
Jupiter slip behind the moon in an amazing occultation. The extreme
close encounter between the planet and moon is a must-see, even if
clouds block your view.
The online skywatching website Slooh Space Camera will provide free
telescope views of Jupiter's encounter with the moon during a 30-minute
webcast that begins at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT). You can watch the webcast of Jupiter and the moon on SPACE.com here tonight.
Slooh president Patrick Paolucci, astronomer Bob Berman of Astronomy
Magazine and astro-imager Matt Francis of the Prescott Observatory will
present the live views of Jupiter and the moon.
"By good fortune, the Great Red Spot will be traveling across the
middle of Jupiter's disk during Slooh's live broadcast," Slooh officials
said. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a colossal storm at least twice the
size of Earth that has been observed on Jupiter since the 1600s.
and the moon will appear at their closest at different times depending
on your viewing location, according to Sky & Telescope magazine. In
Eastern North America, it will occur at 11:30 p.m. EST while further
inland it occurs at 10 p.m. CST. Moving westward, the peak viewing time
will be at 8:30 p.m. MST for stargazers in the Mountain Time Zone, while
West Coast observers should look up at 7 p.m. PST.
There is even a chance for stargazers to see Jupiter in daylight, magazine officials said.
"You'll also get an opportunity to attempt an unusual feat: spotting
Jupiter in the late afternoon, before the sun sets," says Tony Flanders,
associate editor at Sky & Telescope magazine
and host of SkyWeek on PBS. "First locate the moon medium-high in the
east; then look a few moon-widths left or lower left of the moon for
Jupiter. It should be easy to spot with binoculars if the air is clear."
More seasoned amateur astronomers with good telescopes
may want to search for Jupiter's moon Europa with their telescopes. The
icy moon will cross in front of Jupiter as seen from Earth tonight
between 8:13 p.m. to 10:37 p.m. EST (5:13 to 7:37 p.m. PST/ 0113 and
0337 GMT). Europa's shadow on the moon will cross Jupiter a bit later,
from 10:22 p.m. to 12:46 a.m. EST (7:22 to 9:46 p.m. PST/0322 to 0546
GMT), magazine officials said.
There is one more bright object to check out during tonight's cosmic
display: the bright star Aldebaran. The star will shin to the lower left
of Jupiter throughout the evening. The star clusters Hyades and
Pleiades also promise to dazzle, according to Sky & Telescope.
While Jupiter and the moon will appear extremely close to each other in
the night sky, tonight's event won't be the last for the two objects. On
March 17, Jupiter and the moon will have another change to appear to
have a celestial encounter.
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:19 PM EST2013-12-06 02:19:22 GMT
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195.>>
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies tell KHQ that the male driver rammed at least 2 patrol vehicles before being taken into custody. >>>SEND BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS TO PIX@KHQ.COM| >>
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. >>
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. However it's important to make sure that your password is unique and difficult to prevent people and software programs from figuring it out.>>
Tuesday afternoon the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 22-year-old Michael Anthony Sanchez in connection with the robbery of the Dominos Pizza that happened in Hayden back on November 15th. In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office did not elaborate on details of the arrest.>>