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.

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