Jupiter’s largest moons

In a rare occurrence, three of the Jupiter’s largest moons were caught parading across the face of the gas giant.

Although the planets orbit on a regular cycle, seeing three of them transiting at the same time occurs very infrequently, only once or twice a decade. In the images released today from NASA and the ESA, Europa, Callisto, and Io can be seen with their murky shadows trailing across the face of the planet. The bright bands of Jupiter’s cloud formations stand out against the darkness of the surrounding sky.


Jupiter's moon
Jupiter’s moon

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