Title

Jovian Eclipses

Date

6-1-2017 4:00 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 6:00 PM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Session Title

Presidential Plenary

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melinda Shimizu

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Many people enjoy experiencing of the wonderful spectacle of solar eclipses on the Earth, but neighboring planets also grant eclipse viewing experiences many people overlook. Jupiter has a lunar arrangement that allows us to view eclipses cast onto its surface and in some cases, we can observe double or triple shadow events. However, timing and location is critical to a successful shadow event viewing. In order to observe a double shadow event, Jupiter needs to be perfectly visible from the region of the Earth the event is being viewed from and two of Jupiter’s moons need to be casting shadows in Jupiter’s surface. Viewing a single shadow event only requires a single moon to be casting a shadow and are much more common. This project will bring together data in order to display the dates and times in which single and double shadow event viewing will be optimal in the Pacific Northwest region for the rest of 2017 and 2018.

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Jun 1st, 4:00 PM Jun 1st, 6:00 PM

Jovian Eclipses

WUC Columbia Room

Many people enjoy experiencing of the wonderful spectacle of solar eclipses on the Earth, but neighboring planets also grant eclipse viewing experiences many people overlook. Jupiter has a lunar arrangement that allows us to view eclipses cast onto its surface and in some cases, we can observe double or triple shadow events. However, timing and location is critical to a successful shadow event viewing. In order to observe a double shadow event, Jupiter needs to be perfectly visible from the region of the Earth the event is being viewed from and two of Jupiter’s moons need to be casting shadows in Jupiter’s surface. Viewing a single shadow event only requires a single moon to be casting a shadow and are much more common. This project will bring together data in order to display the dates and times in which single and double shadow event viewing will be optimal in the Pacific Northwest region for the rest of 2017 and 2018.