Re:Satellite events

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Posted by Nick Hudd at 09:16 on 2010 Nov 17

I have been trying to catch some such events for her – exactly the reason for my original query, but as you say, the time of evening is a limitation for a child. Last week, there was a transit of Europa followed by shadow (easier to see than Europa) and occultations of Io and Ganymede, but later on Io came out of eclipse while Ganymede emerged from occ then went into eclipse then reappeared. As Ganymede was eclipsed about where Io emerged (in line of sight that is) it provided a striking example of the shadow extending diagonally away from where we are. Regrettably, she couldn’t come that evening and it would have meant probably an earlier and a very late session for her.Nick