Dublin: -1 °C Friday 1 December, 2023
NASA, The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI, AURA, Amy Simon Cornell Jupiter, the fifth planet from our sun.

Jupiter and Venus on view for Irish astronomers

Meanwhile, NASA has released its first footage of the far side of the Moon…

IRISH ASTRONOMY enthusiasts will have a good opportunity to see Jupiter and Venus tonight as both planets appear as the brightest celestial objects in the southern and western skies after sunset.

Astronomy Ireland has been holding ‘Jupiter Watch’ events around the country this week and has another planned for between 4pm and 6pm today at Airside Enterprise Centre in Swords at which telescopes will be set up for a better view of the planets.

Met Éireann is forecasting dry weather across much of the country this evening, with some clear spells.

Late last year, NASA scientists released this animation depicting evidence of water below the surface of one of Jupiter’s moons as discovered by the Galileo probe:

(Video via clarksvilletenn)

On Thursday, NASA released this detailed footage of the Moon’s rugged far side as captured by its GRAIL mission:

(Video via SpaceTimeForum)

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.