Crescent Moon and Jupiter - I
On the evening of 2012 Apr 22 (MST), the crescent Moon made an attractive pairing with Jupiter just after sunset.Although much of the sky was covered by dark clouds, there was a fortunate positioned in the northwest allowing a view of the conjunction. In this image, Jupiter can be seen shining brightly just over Limestone Mountain while the crescent Moon (illuminated by earthshine) is high above it.
For an almanac of other interesting sky happenings for each year, see Calendar of Astronomical Events.
- Object: Crescent Moon and Jupiter - I
- Date/Time: 2012 Apr 23 at 02:27 UTC
- Location: Bifrost Astronomical Observatory, Portal, AZ
- Mount: Bogen 3001 Tripod
- Lens: Nikkor 18-200 VR
- Camera: Nikon D90
- Exposure: 1/3s, f/5.6, ISO 400
- File Name: MoonJup-0005w.jpg
- Processing (Adobe Camera Raw): Vignetting Correction, Noise Reduction
- Original Image Size: 2848 x 4288 pixels (12.2 MP); 9.5" x 14.3" @ 300 dpi
- Rights: Copyright 2012 by Fred Espenak. All Rights Reserved. See: Image Licensing.