The Jupiter radio emission prediction tables below can be a helpful guide for your observing plans.
Although storm start times and duration are given to the minute, there is some uncertainty as to the exact start times and durations. In order not to miss activity you may want to start observations several minutes earlier than the predicted start times. Remember that some predicted storms do not materialize.
Summertime observations can be more difficult due to the occurence of lightning and the resultant static. For your safety, please disconnect your antenna during any lightning storm.
Jupiter radio storm predictions for selected time zones are tabulated below. See Wikipedia's List of UTC time offsets if you are unsure of your time zone's difference from UTC.
The best times to observe Jupiter are at night when Jupiter is within ± 3 hours of meridian transit for your time zone. Observing conditions are usually better at night when local interference is typically lower. Daytime detections of Jupiter, however, are very possible. Observing Jupiter near times of meridian transit puts Jupiter in the most sensitive area of your antenna. These simple steps give you the highest probability to detect Jupiter radio events.
Click on a prediction time zone button to display its table.