Yesterday (10th June 2019), Jupiter and its moons could be seen clearly through a pair of good binoculars or a telescope. Getting to see stunning, spectacular images of Jupiter and its moons was possible because Jupiter was at its closest distance to earth for the year. Some people got to see Jupiter with its four largest moons and while the others were lucky enough to get a glimpse of the banded clouds that surround the planet.
The #moon through my telescope tonight. I can’t get a lock on Jupiter but I did get the Queen! I haven’t attached the cell mount yet but will tomorrow. Had no idea this would turn out so good just by angling the camera through the lens! #magic #astronomy #celestron pic.twitter.com/7AyUL0Bnxc— 🕯Devin Hunter🕯 (@MrDevinHunter) June 11, 2019
so these aren’t ~that~ great but i wanted to attempt to take pictures of jupiter tonight & this is what i came out with!!! if you zoom in, i’m PRETTY sure those are 3 of the moons that are out tonight (either Io, Europa, Callisto or Ganymede). @WTVAmatt pic.twitter.com/z9v3MXzj2n— Katelyn (@katelyngt21) June 11, 2019
Here's a live video (off camera) #Jupiter +(Io, Europa, Galilea, Callisto opposition. We r guessing distance at close range to earth. IO we always say Low, if anyone thinks its said wrong (one of Hayden's first words it's always stuck)— Journey with #Astronaut_Hayden (@carolineGx8) June 10, 2019
Hes not talking tonight he's stargazing 💫 pic.twitter.com/pUHZLP00MV
Just thought this was cool. I read that you could see the moons around Jupiter tonight with your camera. Here is my attempt to capture. Wish I could have taken a clearer picture but I think Jupiter is pretty far away. pic.twitter.com/h1qYxbmqkL— Greg Eppes (@TheRealMrEppes) June 11, 2019
Here's a great picture from Bob Wilson of Jupiter and it's four largest moons: Io, Europa, Callisto & Ganymede. Jupiter is in opposition placing the Gas Giant, Earth and the Sun in a straight line. Jupiter and it's four largest moons are visible tonight with a pair of binoculars pic.twitter.com/oYAP13c0B2— Chris Yates (@ChrisYatesWx) June 11, 2019
Jupiter Opposition tonight...Canon 80D view. Still learning, however BAM ! View from Coweta, OK 6/10/19 pic.twitter.com/Hu7rVrF8FM— David Ballew (@okchaserthunder) June 11, 2019
My picture from tonight of Jupiter & 4 moons. pic.twitter.com/n2ePdLlX5H— Merrilee Jones (@MerrileeJones13) June 11, 2019
Jupiter and its Moon in the night sky tonight! pic.twitter.com/FtiqfsMCKN— 65 Devillain (@RobertHeath5150) June 11, 2019
Jupiter is nearing opposition with the Earth, so it's bright in the SE sky tonight. Using binoculars or a camera with a zoom lens, you can see it and its four Galilean moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. I took this pic tonight with a Lumix DMZ-FZ70 camera. #Jupiter pic.twitter.com/7GtbpZUIK9— Ed Zimmerle (@EdZimmerle) June 10, 2019
Jupiter and its moons truly looked spectacular in the night sky.