Monday, March 21, 2016

Moon and Jupiter conjunction

A conjunction between the moon and any planet is a monthly event. Not rare but always a pleasure. This post will be updated with photos and reports about Jupiter and moon conjunctions:

2016-03-22: The moon  is further away from Jupiter but rose just below it giving a chance for interesting compositions:
הירח וצדק 22/3/16
 The moon and Jupiter 22/3/16
הירח וצדק 22/3/16
The moon and Jupiter 22/3/16
הירח וצדק 22/3/16
The moon and Jupiter 22/3/16
הירח וצדק 22/3/16
The moon and Jupiter 22/3/16
Can you see my shadow?



2016-Mar-21
There was a not-so-close conjunction.
I first saw (and photoed) Jupiter about 10 minutes before sunset (17:45 15:45 UT), the distance to the moon was about 5 degrees:
The moon 17:45
The moon 17:45

The moon and faint Jupiter (Bottom left)
The moon and faint Jupiter (Bottom left)
And two other photos from 21:00 am (1900 UT) the distance is shorter, just 4 degree. The moon is the same but the background is completely black adding more contrast
The moon 21:00
The moon 21:00
 This photo is a single exposure. Jupiter is big enouch and bright enough to seen as a small disc with a yellow/orange color (You might need to enlarge the photo). As you can see I manage to capture both of them at the maximum zoom possible.
The moon and faint Jupiter (Bottom left)
The moon and faint Jupiter (Bottom left)
The pair will get closer during the night.

2016-01-27
Less than 2 degrees
2016-01-27 - Moon and Jupiter
2016-01-27 - Moon and Jupiter

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