Mars transit of Jupiter in 1170

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Mars transit of Jupiter in 1170

Post #1by selden » 29.12.2002, 16:36

On September 11th in 1170, Mars was observed to transit Jupiter by Gervase of Canterbury.

Here's Celestia's view of that event, shortly after first contact
Image (this is a link to a high resolution image.)

The viewpoint is from over England.
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transits

Post #2by John Van Vliet » 30.12.2002, 05:34

you have been having fun with transits

? - how many can you find

me i have no idia how many there are

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Post #3by Calculus » 30.12.2002, 11:49

There are 190 events like these (planets occultation/transit by another planet as seen from earth) from 3000BC to 3000AD.
The next one is in Nov 22, 2065 and Venus will transit onto Jupiter. There is a chance to see it in our life time. The last one occured in 1818.
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http://www.celestiaproject.net/gallery/view_al ... e=Calculus

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Post #4by selden » 30.12.2002, 15:01

People have been generating lists of transits for a while. The author of Guide seems to have done a rather thorough investigation. See
http://www.projectpluto.com/interest.htm
and
http://www.projectpluto.com/mut_pln.htm#mutual_planetary

Personally, I think Celestia makes much better looking renditions of the events although its timing is off somewhat due to the lack of light delay.
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