A Late Night Encounter Between Jupiter and Spica

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

February 27th, 2017

Jupiter appears close to Spica in the evening sky tonight but won’t be rising until pretty late in the evening. Spica, the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo, the Virgin, has a bluish tint while Jupiter appears as a very pale gold. Do you notice the difference in color?

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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