Thursday, March 23, 2006

Jupiter's New Red Spot, Red Jr.

We can't resist passing on the Space Weather News for March 23, 2006: "ZODIACAL LIGHTS: When the sun does down tonight and the glow of sunset fades away, another glow will take its place--the Zodiacal Lights. If you live in the northern hemisphere, this is the best time of year to see them. They stretch upward from the western horizon forming a pale luminous triangle visible from places with dark skies. Zodiacal Lights are faint but pretty, and worth a trip to the countryside to see.

"MEANWHILE ON JUPITER things are getting weird. Two anti-cyclones are bumping into Jupiter's new red spot, "Red Jr." Together, the trio strangely resemble Mickey Mouse. Visit for more information and pictures of Jupiter and the Zodiacal Lights."

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