A little while back, I wrote about Jupiter appearing in an image from NASA's SOHO Sun-observing satellite. I promised that it would soon appear in a SOHO camera that had higher magnification, and we'd be able to see its moons.
I am not one to break promises:
Awesome. It helps to set the resolution to 720p to see the moons when they're pointed out.
And just you wait: in early June, Venus will appear in the LASCO C3 and C2 cameras, on its way for a date transiting the Sun for the last time in over a century. I'll have more about that event in a few days... I promise!
Tip o' the occulting bar to SungrazerComets on Twitter.
- Jupiter, acting all superior
- Lovejoy lives!
- The Sun fries a comet and we got to watch
- The Galilean Revolution, 400 years later