JUPITER AT ITS CLOSEST, BRIGHTEST, BIGGEST IT CAN GET THIS YEAR
Jupiter Opposition On 14th Aug & closest approach on 15th Aug.
Spot through Naked Eye up to Feb 2010
On 14th August,2009 at 11.23 p.m. Planet Jupiter (Bruhaspati/Guru in Hindi or Telugu) would be at opposition. At this point Sun- Earth- Jupiter would in one straight line i.e. an observer would note in the skies that Sun is on one end and Jupiter on other end opposite to each other. Further due to this phenomenon Planet Jupiter would at its closest it can get to earth this year.
International Year of Astronomy 2009 – Astronomy Clubs – Galileoscopes: Astronomy Clubs-Session-Kits for Schools – Year of Astronomy – Child Scientists: marking 400 years of use of telescope by Galileo United Nations proclaimed Year 2009 as “International Year of Astronomy”. In order to create awareness society like to setup 500 astronomy clubs.
In the first phase interested private schools can register by sending an SMS with details of school, contact person name, phone and address to 9290444058, 9394135929 (from 11a.m. to 3.30 p.m. only) or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All other images, anims on the event of Jupiter Opposition 2009 would be updated by noon today.