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Jupiter's moons occultation.

Peter Drew

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Did nobody else see this at 8pm yesterday evening?. Europa passed in front of Io. I didn't deserve the observation which was pure chance, I had noticed that they were fairly close earlier on when there were 3 moons visible to one side of Jupiter and was surprised to see only 2 just before 8pm. A check with Stellarium revealed the truth. As we watched, the image of the innermost moon became elongated, then as a barely resolved double star and then fully separated. First time I've seen this phenomenon.   :smiley: 

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