Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oh, no Jupiter--say it isn't so...

Well, I certainly could not let the big news about Jupiter go unreported here especially given my photo is of Jupiter.

If you look you will see that there are big stripes on Jupiter. Near his big red eye. Now his stripe has faded. Apparently this happens periodically and is probably do to some storms. My understanding is it will disappear and then reappear a dozen or so years later.

Curiously, in a few weeks Jupiter will move into Aries the first sign of the zodiac where it will begin a new cycle. I have to admit, I was humored by one astronomer's posting "Jupiter's lost his belt how will he hold up his pants?" HERE

I guess we can expect Jupiter to be pantless for the new cycle.

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