Jupiter calling Inishowen
INISHOWEN was treated
to a beautiful full moon last night complete with a
very bright Jupiter 'nearby'.
This was the moonset scene on Lough Foyle as seen
from Ballybrack, Greencastle, shortly before
midnight on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Scientists say Jupiter, the largest planet in the
solar system, will appear more prominently than
usual in the night skies this month. This is because
the Earth will travel between Jupiter, the fifth
planet from the sun, and the sun on May 9.
"Jupiter rules! In May 2018, the king planet shines
at its brightest best for the year and is out all
night," said the team at the EarthSky website.
Wethinks we see a wee face on it.
Meanwhile, back on
planet Inishowen, we took a closer look at this
smartphone photo taken by Inishowen News editor
We thought it would be interesting to zoom in on
Jupiter to have a closer look at the famous planet.
Wethinks we see a wee face on it. We can make out a
pair of eyes, a set of ears and a nose...
We've little to be doing in fairness!