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Thursday, 10 November 2011

9th Nov 2011

Overnight min temp. 8.4 deg.  Calm, clear, bright moon
Not quite a blank last night.
1 x Epiphyas postvittana
1 x November moth agg
Both on the wall near the traps, nothing actually IN the traps.
10th Nov.....It is now 19.30 hrs and conditions outside are calm, clear and the moon is so bright it is casting well defined shadows.
Rising from the east with the planet Jupiter for company, they will both arc towards the south together.
If you look at the moon, Jupiter is to the right, it looks like a large bright star.
Nice for astronomers...bad news for moth'ers.

Jupiter and 4 moons
Jupiter and its 4 moons can be seen tonight with even a good pair of binoculars. The two moons on each side are the other way around tonight, with the two closest together being on the left hand side (at 20.45 hrs) when I last viewed.


  1. Jupiter has 61 moons at the last count. The visible ones are obviously the 4 biggest; Ganymede, Callisto, Europa & Io.

  2. And I thought Callisto was a card game :)