Winter solstice 2023: How to see Jupiter dance with the moon on the longest night of the year

Dec 20, 2023
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The article states the Tropic of Capricorn at precisely 22.5 degrees south. I was always under the impression it was 23.5 degrees to coincide with the earths axial tilt. I hope I’m telling my students proper information.
 
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A lunar cycle later, and I believe I am seeing Jupiter wobbling around close to the moon (with the naked eye). Everything else in the night sky seems static. Couldn't believe what I was seeing. Thought I might be hallucinating. Never knew of this phenomenom until I sought explanation and found your article with the word "dance". Is it Jupiter's own moons pulling it from side to side - in just tens of seconds?
 
Jan 19, 2024
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The article states the Tropic of Capricorn at precisely 22.5 degrees south. I was always under the impression it was 23.5 degrees to coincide with the earths axial tilt. I hope I’m telling my students proper information.
According to Wikipedia, it's currently 23.43616° and slowly moving north (closer to the equator) at 15 metres per year - not significant, but enough to have to regularly move any signage, and dispel claims by restaurants and suchlike to be situated right on it. Earth's axial tilt varies over a 41,000-year period from 22.1 to 24.5 degrees.