So, Doomsday, couldn’t miss out on that, could I?
Yeah, i know it’s a bit out of date – but anyway…I’ve got an interesting sighting (for myself at least).
Always, Jupiter’s orange bands lie almost horizontal when seen through my scope. Sometimes, they’re in line (on the same plane) with Jupiter’s moons.
But around 11pm, on the 21st December 2012…(ta da da)
The bands were almost vertical.
But Jupiter’s 4 biggest moons, were scattered about the usual horizontal plane.
I had to make a sketch of it. And as soon as I get it scanned, I’d post it.
So, take a look at the sketch and let me know what you think.
Perhaps it’s got something to do with Jupiter’s speedy rotation (one rotation takes 9.9 hours) or tilt-too-much of its axis (if that ever happens).
Do enlighten me, if you can.