Tonight the sky is full of moons and the moons are full. The sky had a brief period of clarity before it got all moody with moonlit clouds. As the moon is not quite a full moon tonight (it was last night) I thought the werewolves might have had their fill and so I braved the cold air. I dusted off an old web cam that had been given to me, as it was destined for the bin, and I had a look through the telescope at the bright ‘star’ Jupiter to the right of the moon. And Jupiter’s moons were on full display as slaves spinning around their gravitational master:
The cloud band around the middle ish of jupiter was just visible after I stayed out and my eyes adjusted to the dark. unfortunately the webcam could not pick this detail up and you will just have to trust me when I say it was beautiful.
The four moons visible are the Galilean moons in order of tonight’s appearance:
I should have turned the webcam round. My pictures are upside down compared with what stellariums locations of the moons: