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Three moons and their shadows parade across Jupiter - end of event

Three moons and their shadows parade across Jupiter - end of event


Date: 04 February 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Jupiter
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a rare occurrence as three of Jupiter's largest moons parade across the giant gas planet's banded face.

The image shows the end of the event. Europa has entered the frame at lower left with slower-moving Callisto above and to the right of it. Meanwhile Io – which orbits significantly closer to Jupiter – is approaching the eastern limb of the planet.

The movement of the moons is shown in the video created from Hubble stills and an annotated version is also available.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Dec-2020 09:45 UT

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