- TL;DR Summary
- Been noticing something in night sky flashy with red and blue. Identified as Jupiter; any explanation for the flashy colors?
Been noticing this for a few evenings; didn't know it was Jupiter until this evening using https://stellarium-web.org/ (image from this evening).
Has been distinctly flashy more than other objects with a slight red flash at the top and a blue flash close to the bottom. Last night I looked with binoculars and confirmed the flashiness and the colors.
Stellarium indicates four moons are near or within the subtended angle of Jupiter's disc. Wonder if position(s) of Jupiter's moon(s) might be the cause - refraction? diffraction? dispersion? lateral chromatic aberration (from the source)?