Monday 2 December 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday December 3rd 2013

Eye in the Sky

We are still not sure about comet ISON but it is not looking good.

Around midnight the magnificent constellation of Orion can be seen at its best. Orion will be a familiar sight throughout winter rising earlier in the evenings as the season progresses.

On This Day

December 3rd 1904

The Moon Himalia was discovered around Jupiter by the American astronomer Charles Perrine at the Lick Observatory in California. It is named after the nymph Himalia who bore 3 sons of Zeus. It is the 6th largest in size of the Jovian moons.

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