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16 August 2009, 10:53 PM
hariḥ oṁ


One can see the moons of Jupiter with 50X (power) binoculars. I can count about 3 moons this PM. Other nights I may see up to 7 or 8 ( of a total of 63 so far documented). They look to be at roughly at 30║ tilt.

Jupiter became retrograde ~ 15th June 2009. Today as I type Jupiter resides at 27║ 46' 20" in Capricorn, bright and clear in the eastern sky.

More on Jupiter's march : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mjpowell/Astro/Naked-Eye-Planets/Jupiter-Path.htm#JupPath (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mjpowell/Astro/Naked-Eye-Planets/Jupiter-Path.htm)

Earth compared to Jupiter ( courtesy of Wikipedia)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Jupiter-Earth-Spot_comparison.jpg/180px-Jupiter-Earth-Spot_comparison.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jupiter-Earth-Spot_comparison.jpg)