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Monday, August 23, 2010

New Impact Flash Fireball on Jupiter

This may be a very common event after all: another optical flash has been observed on Jupiter, again from an observer far east of the Greenwich meridian, though it was not Anthony Wesley (for once). This time it was Japanese amateur astronomer Masayuki Tachikawa who was pointing a video camera-equipped telescope at Jupiter and who was fortunate to capture an optical flash as it happened, blogs Emily Lakdawalla for The Planetary Society. More from SpaceWeather. The sighting by Tachikawa has now been confirmed.


Quantum_Flux said...

Very cool, thanks for sharing that one.

Koops said...

Absolutely fascinating! Thank you.