Eclipse on Jupiter - Io passes by 

Io is of course one of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. As these moons orbit the planet they from time to time pass by the planet leaving a shadow on the disk of Jupiter. These shadows can be easily seen from Earth.

I imaged Jupiter using my TouCam Pro on the night of 24 September. The first image (above) shows the shadow and Io itself.

Here are a couple more images of Jupiter from the same night, with Io now having passed by - Eclipse over!

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These were all processed in Registax 5, with further tweaking in The Gimp.


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