January 23, 2015 - January 24, 2015.
A rare triple moon transit of Jupiter! The next one will not happen again until 2032.
Jupiter’s moon Callisto will be the first to cast its shadow on the face of the Jupiter. Io will follow at and Europa’s shadow will be first. For about 25 minutes, the shadows of all three moons will be visible until Io’s becomes the first to exit from the disc.
Movement begins earlier, but the best view will occur around at 12:27 AM CST January 24.
As an added bonus, Io will pass through Callisto’s shadow, allowing viewers on Earth to watch Io dim for about 18 minutes – an eclipse of a moon seen from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles.
Jupiter -- the largest planet in a solar system -- takes 11.86 Earth years to perform one complete orbit of the Sun.
Io in transit.
Image credit: J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA
Back when I was in my teens and trying desperately to believe in religion because I wanted in on that whole shiny, happy community thing, I had a lot of trouble because I was inherently a pedantic, continuity-focused skeptic, although I didn't realize it yet.
My pastor at the United Church of Canada church I went to (and if you don't know it, it's a way lefty and laid-back church) did a whole sermon on anger, basically preaching that you should control yourself.
Afterwards I couldn't resist asking about the whole moneychangers in the temple story.
His answer was, "That must have been Jesus' human side coming out."
I think I must've given him a Teenage Girl Look of Unimpressed Dire Doom because then he laughed and said, "It's all stories for suggestions on how to live, Kim. You know what the point was. Go with that."
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