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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Up Close!

By Dr. Lisa Will, resident astronomer at the Fleet Science Center. 

NASA’s Juno mission reached Jupiter on July 4, 2016, after a five-year space voyage. On board Juno is a built-in camera, JunoCam, built by San Diego-based Malin Space Sciences Systems. In August 2016, JunoCam started taking the highest-resolution images ever captured of Jupiter, including the first to feature the planet’s polar regions.

Upcoming Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014

"Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse

By Dr. Lisa Will

If you stay up past midnight on Tuesday, October 7, and into the wee hours of Wednesday, you might be lucky enough to see a total lunar eclipse.

The eclipse will start shortly after 1 a.m. and continue until sunrise. The Moon will be in partial eclipse for most of that time, with the total lunar eclipse occurring sometime between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m.

The Earth From Space

The Earth From Above

News From Dr. Lisa Will, the Fleet's Resident Astronomer

Tonight's topic for The Sky Tonight live planetarium show is The Earth From Above. Join us for a view of the Earth from space. Shows are at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The Sky Tonight features a new topic on the first Wednesday of each month.

Can't make it tonight or want to see more? You might already know about the wonderful Astronomy Picture of the Day website (if not, it's listed below), but if you want to see the Earth from space, here are a few other resources you might enjoy: