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That Time I Saw Jupiter’s Moons Naked Eye

Their light woke me from a (not very) sound sleep

Jupiter from Hubble/ NASA public domain photo
“New Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter” by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Jupiter’s four largest moons are easy to see in my binoculars. They are familiar friends that I often look for when I spot Jupiter’s warm yellow light in the night sky. However, on October 24, 2012, in the wee hours of the night in Tokyo, I had an odd experience with Jupiter’s moons that I still can’t explain.




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