The Moon and Jupiter: Photos

Photography, Science Tech

In case you didn’t notice, last night (November 28) the moon and Jupiter came together very close in the sky. This is, of course, only from our point of view on earth; they are actually very far apart.

The photograph below was taken with a 50mm lens. The bright “star” next to the moon is Jupiter. Also in the picture, to the lower right, is the reddish-colored star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus.

Moon, Jupiter

In the photo below you can see both the Moon and Jupiter. Taken through my Sigma 170-500mm lens at 500.

Moon, Jupiter

This is a similar picture, instead with a wider field of view shot at 170mm.

Moon, Jupiter

This is another photograph taken at 500mm. See the three tiny dots in line with Jupiter? Those are three of Jupiter’s moons! They are three out of the four Galilean moons, named after their discoverer, Galileo. They are the largest satellites of Jupiter.

Moon, Jupiter

If you missed the show, don’t worry! They can all be viewed again tonight. In fact, Jupiter can be viewed for the next few months, rising earlier each evening. The Moon, however, is waning towards new and is raising later each evening. If you have a pair of decent binoculars, they can really enhance the views, showing you more detail on our moon and also show you the 4 largest moons of Jupiter. The Moon and Jupiter will be farther apart tonight.

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2 thoughts on “The Moon and Jupiter: Photos

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