The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
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Finally a clean enough night to bust out the telescope and snap a couple pictures.
Obviously Jupiter on the top, and on the bottom is Jupiter again, but with enough time to capture the Galilean Moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
If you bust out a pair of binoculars and go outside, look to the East (or straight up in a few hours) and look for what seems to be a bright star. Assuming your binoculars are moderately powerful, you will be able to see Jupiter and those moons.