EarthSky 22: Closest Jupiter-moon seen in U.S.-Canada until 2026

Song of the week is Monahan’s “Diamonds.” ES weather blogger Matt Daniel interviews head of National Hurricane Center. Your 22 minutes of science and music!

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

New South Pole marker, installed in early 2013.

Science News of the Week:

Mars Curiosity rover scoping out its first scoop of martian soil

Yaks are back

Reconstructing the spine of the first four-legged creature

New South Pole plaque gives a shout out to Neil Armstrong and Pluto

Song of the Week:

Monahan’s “Diamonds”

Moon and Jupiter on January 18, 2013 as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Janet Furlong in Culpeper, Virginia. Thank you, Janet. View larger.

Featured This Week:

Closest Moon-Jupiter Conjunction Until 2026 Deborah Byrd suggests you start watching several days before the January 21 conjunction.

Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Forecasting EarthSky weather blogger Matt Daniel talks with Dr. Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, about what hurricane forecasters do in the off season, and what they learned from Hurricane Sandy.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

The Black and White Years


One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

Hundred Visions

EarthSky 22