Jupiter, Ganymede and Callisto

May 09, 2004


Referred by: Becky Coretti; Bill Williams
Summary authors & editors: Becky Coretti

The image above shows Jupiter and two of it's moons; Ganymede and Callisto. Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, is visible to the right of Jupiter. Its shadow is seen to the left, in the middle of Jupiter's face (a "solar eclipse" on Jupiter). Below Ganymede's shadow is another Jovian moon, Callisto, whose dark features make it appear as if it's also a "shadow" on Jupiter. The photo was taken in early February, 2004 from near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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